(BIVN) – The Windward Planning Commission voted on Thursday to give a positive recommendation to an application for a development between Clem Akina Park and Dodo Mortuary in the Puʻueo section of Hilo.
The Edmund C. Olson Trust plans to develop 51 total lots on the two parcels totaling roughly 40-acres of land. 49 of those lots will be habitable (30 residential and 19 agricultural lots). One of the remaining 2 lots (1.7-acres) will expand Clem Akina Park, and the other (2.11-acres) will be set aside in order to preserve a historic era cemetery.
The Trust needs a State Land Use Boundary Amendment and a Change Of Zone in order to enable the project to go forward. The planning commission voted to forward a favorable recommendation for both requests to the Hawaiʻi County Council.