Plans for a private subdivision in Hawaii took a significant step forward last month when the Kauai County Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation Fund Commission gave its stamp of approval to a CIRI Land Development Company (CLDC) proposal.
The proposal lays out plans for 10 single-family homes on CLDC’s Makahuena Point property. The project also includes a private access road and a paved public parking area that would lead to a shoreline access trail running along the subdivision’s periphery.
“We appreciate the commission’s approval,” said CLDC President Dave Pfeifer. “It’s an important first step and an acknowledgement of CLDC’s effort to engage residents and community organizations in Kauai to ensure they understand and support the plans we have for the property.”
Situated at the southernmost tip of Kauai, CLDC’s 13-acre Makahuena Point property boasts incredible views, 30-foot shoreline cliffs and 1,250 feet of coastline. CLDC has been actively exploring uses for this land since it acquired the property from the U.S. government in 1996.
CLDC’s tentative plans are to subdivide 25 lots into 10 one-acre or larger parcels that will be either sold to individual landowners or to a developer who will construct single-family homes. A visual and view plane analysis will be conducted to determine where the homes should be placed on their respective lots to minimize the effect the development may have on the scenic views from nearby properties. The houses are expected to have a footprint of approximately 4,000-square-feet, with a maximum height of 30 feet, with no more than two stories.