Video by David Corrign, voice of Sherry Bracken
PAHALA – The Steering Committe is nearing the final stages in the Ka’u Community Development Plan process. On August 11, planners met in Pahala to discuss potential revisions to the Draft CDP related to Town Infill & Agricultural Subdivision, based on public input. The video story above details one plan to meet future infill capacity.
DRAFT KA’U CDP – Policy 9
If infill capacity is exceeded in areas designated “Low Density Urban (LDU)” on the Land Use Policy Map in Pāhala, it would be appropriate to designate TMK (3)9-6-005:001 as LDU to take advantage of existing water and road connections.
Existing infill potential should accommodate growth projections in Pāhala through 2030. There is a diverse selection of vacant urban land to purchase and develop for urban uses. In Pāhala, via subdivision of parcels under existing zoning and without any water system improvements, approximately 43 additional buildable lots could be created (456 are currently occupied). In Nāʻālehu, via subdivision of parcels under existing residential zoning, approximately 68 additional dwelling units could be created (302 are currently occupied). On those parcels, approximately 154 more units could be developed with upgrades to the DWS water system that allow for full subdivision. If developers are able to include wastewater system improvements, another 180 more could be developed.
However, as needed, future expansion should first be accommodated with the extension of water service to TMKs (3)9-6-005:045, (3)9-6-005:036, and (3)9-6-005:054, portions of which are zoned RS. 51-acre TMK (3)9-6-005:001 is currently zoned Ag-20a and planted in macadamia, but it sits adjacent to a water line and two roads, and the subdivision directly makai was designed to accommodate street extensions mauka, so it would be a logical site for future town extension. It would require water system improvements and, if the number of dwellings exceeds 49, connection to the wastewater system.
For more information, see pages 125-126 of Appendix V4B