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Project expected to help meet housing need

KEALIA — The 235 lots planned for Kealia Mauka Homesites are aimed at local families, according to project representatives working on a draft environmental impact statement.

“It’s the landowner’s goal to provide a product geared toward alleviating the housing demand for local residents,” said Scott Ezer, planner with HHF Planners. “That’s the reason the lot sizes are smaller.”

The lots, according to the project summary submitted to the Land Use Commission, will be between 5,600 and 7,300 square feet and lot buyers will implement construction.

“The project will address the current and projected shortfall of single-family housing on Kauai,” the project summary states. “Lots are below 10,000 SF to keep prices manageable for local residents and prices will meet workforce housing requirements.”

Kealia Properties, LLC. is the landowner proposing this residential subdivision, which is on 53.4 acres within the State Agricultural District. A petition for State Land Use District Boundary amendment has been filed with the Land Use Commission to reclassify the site to the Urban District.

Kealia Mauka subdivision: Asset or assault?

The Kealia Mauka subdivision would include 230 empty lots for sale, from 5,600 to 7,300 feet square, on 53 acres on Kealia Road past the Post Office. If approved, agriculture land would be up- zoned to urban. The lots would be purchased by individuals or in multiples by contractors.

Several of us who attended a public meeting May 29, led by representatives for Kealia Properties LLC, heard a presentation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and asked questions. We have an opportunity for public comments to be emailed by June 22.

There are many serious concerns about the appropriateness of proposed Kealia Mauka development, which is now before the state Land Use Commission for consideration. See website at https:I/LUC.hawaii.gov/19450 for further information.

This subdivision is in the wrong place with serious potential impacts. Please consider the following negative impacts that will further affect our quality of life on Kauai if the Kealia Mauka subdivision is approved.