Hanalei Bay Resort responds
The Garden Island printed a story about Hanalei Bay Resort Nov. 8, to that we would like to supplement some clarification.
Our plan was built, not in 1995 as a story suggests, nonetheless dual decades earlier, in 1973-1975, as a Hanalei Beach and Racquet Club. It was one of a initial projects on a Princeville plateau, and was authorized by a Kauai Planning and Traffic Commission in 1972 — before a county Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance was enacted. That was a elect that preceded a Planning Commission.
The dual categorical issues lifted in a story were about lockout units and parking.
This plan was designed and authorized by mixed supervision agencies with apartments that have bedroom and bath combinations with apart entrances and apart lanais. The apart bedroom and bath are means of being distant or “locked out” from a rest of a apartment.
It is a perspective that while planners might cruise this a non-compliant use today, it is a use that was approved. This is how it was designed, how it was permitted, how it was built, and how it has functioned generally unequivocally uniformly for about 40 years.
Regarding parking, a existent series of parking stalls was ideally adequate until recently.
The Real Estate Commission’s condominium news in 1975 set a parking during 149 stalls. Planners sought some-more parking, and Hanalei Bay Resort grown about 160 designated, paved parking stalls, and countless additional unmarked parking spaces.
While it did not enclose 249 stalls, that is a series remarkable in some (but not all) of a county’s records, a existent parking arrangement met a resort’s needs nonetheless problems for scarcely 40 years, until a eccentric grill and bar on skill significantly augmenting their capacity, formulating new parking demands.
As a outcome of discussions about a parking issue, Hanalei Bay Resort has stepped up. It has hired architectural and engineering consultants to brand and pattern additional parking on a property. We also set adult a cheuffer use to support a grill with parking for a patrons. That use was finished when a restaurateur that augmenting seating ability declined to attend in a cost.
We are a tiny astounded that a princely review is unexpected subjected to criticism. We have upheld this village for 4 decades. Some of a employees and section owners, from aged Hanalei families, have been with us scarcely that whole time. We continue to work as we have for years, with honour for a land, a village and a culture. And we will continue to work in good faith to solve a issues raised.
Thanks for this opportunity.
Greg Veal, General Manager, Hanalei Bay Resort