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Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor plan finalization (Dec. 27)


The Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor Committee is meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Holuakoa Cafe at to finalize the Corridor Management Plan (CMP) for the 10-mile Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor from Palani Junction to Honalo Junction.

Consultants, funded by the National Scenic Byways Program grant, have completed their reports and the committee has written the plan.

This plan to help assess, enhance and maintain intrinsic qualities; include reports on traffic safety measures to guide roadway improvements, geography, cartography and historic buildings and sites which Pulama ia Kona Preservation Council, the sponsor of the byway, seeks to protect.

On Hawaii’s first Scenic Byway, property owners will not be affected directly but will be encouraged to voluntarily maintain the historic character of their buildings and appreciate the historic and cultural aspects of the corridor.

Websites will provide residents and visitors with information about where to find amenities along this byway and appreciate the historic character of the byway. These websites also will have a calendar of important and interesting events.

This will be the last meeting of 2011, but the public is welcome at all Pulama and Corridor meetings. The meetings are usually at 8 a.m. at the Holuakoa Cafe, on the Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor.

Check with the website for changes or call either Tomoe Nimori at 329-3058 or Marni Herkes at 987-2171.

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