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Honokohau Village planning exercise wraps up tonight

The week-long charrette to plan a 60-acre parcel mauka of Honokohau Harbor wraps up at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa.

The ‘Aloha Presentation’ is open to the public.

One of Hawaii 24/7’s readers sent along this update:


An amazing planning exercise is taking place in Kona this week – in fact it began last week.

In the implementation of the Kona Plan, it is necessary for the private and the public sector to understand form-based zoning and how to set up a Transit Oriented Development (TOD).

The Kona Community Development Plan (KCDP) is based upon the principles of Smart Growth: creating a range of housing opportunities and choices; creating walkable neighborhoods; encouraging collaborative and stakeholder collaboration; fostering distinctive attractive communities with a Strong Sense of Place; making development decisions predictable, fair and cost effective; preserving open space, farmland, natural beauty and critical environmental area; providing a variety of transportation choices; strengthening and directing development toward existing communities  and taking advantage of compact building design.

All of these principles may not be able to be reached but as many of them as possible will enhance the quality of life in Kona and make the Kona community “a more sustainable Kona characterized by a deep respect for the culture and the environment and residents that responsively and responsibly accommodate change through an active and collaborative community.”

PlaceMakers, a consulting firm that specializes in form-based zoning, is taking a property in Honokohau, next to the new Civic Center, through this zoning process.

The unveiling and final presentation will be Tuesday night, October 27, at the Sheraton Keauhou.

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