*****Poipu Road Opens!*****
On Saturday the Poipu Road finally opened and the roundabout is getting very near completion. The 12 million project, which is funded by the new Kukui’ula Development Company, was put in place to help offset the additional traffic. The existing Kukui’ula marketplace has been suffering since last May and still has more to come as the street in front of the marketplace will be re-asphalted next month. One of the first changes you see is the frontage of the Waikomo Streams is different and is set back more off the road with an added sidewalk, the entrance to the resort had been moved also and is now away from the buildings and by the tennis courts and check in desk. There is an added turn lane into the new Poipu Estate Subdivision also.
*****CoCo Palms Hearing Set*****
Gary Hoosers proposed bill for the State of Hawaii to buy the historic CoCo Palms had a hearing on Saturday. Resisdents and visitors alike were asked to express their opinions for or against the bill by fax or email. Senator Hooser wants the dilapidated resort turned into a historical park and cultural education center. The State would provide matching funds for the venture in partnership with public and private non-profit entities.
*****Koloa Creekside Civil Suite Presses On*****
A South Shore developer’s case to sue the county and reveal an inconsistent planning process was given the green light to move forward on Friday. The proposed 72 residential home sites is off Waikomo Road and has faced numerous road blokes from residents wishing to preserve the atmosphere of Koloa Town. Court documents say that Creekside representative do not know of any circumstances where the county commission issued a written decision when it approved an application for permits with conditions. This report must be done within 60 days. A similar court battle was waged and won over the Koloa Marketplace lawsuit. The next court date has not been set.
*****Hawaii Superferry Drydocked*****
The Hawaii Superferry moved up its annual dry-dock and beginning this Wednesday the vessel will be out of service for about two weeks. Scheduling is set to resume March 3. The company has expressed appreciation for the public’s patience and understanding while the vessel is out of service.
*****Kauai Real Estate News*****
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