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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 23, 2010

County Council OKs buying 138 acres of oceanfront land

Advertiser Staff

The Kaua'i County Council has approved the acceptance of 138 acres of oceanfront property adjacent to Līhu'e Airport.

The action came Wednesday after Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. accepted the property from Kauai Development LLC.

Carvalho said getting more coastline for public ownership in perpetuity is a win for everyone.

The county says the transfer of the parcel was put into motion by amendment to the Kauai Lagoons zoning ordinance. It was approved by the County Council and signed by the mayor in October. The amendment allowed the developer to move forward with the project.

Officials said specific plans for use of the parcel are being developed.

JoAnn Yukimura, a former Kaua'i mayor and councilwoman, said the land will likely be used for the Ke Ala Hele Makalae multi-use coastal path.