Tropic Lands’ "light industrial park" proposal in Nanakuli

An excerpt from the 11/23/09 OEQC, including a link to the actual notice (and the EIS itself) is provided below:

“2. Nanakuli Community Baseyard (DEIS)
Island: District: TMK: Applicant:
Approving Agency:
Consultant: Comments: Permits:
Oahu Waianae 8-7-09:02 (por) Tropic Land LLC, 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2690, Honolulu, HI 96813. Arick Yanagihara, 538-3785, ext. 252
State Land Use Commission, 235 South Beretania Street, Room 406, Honolulu, HI 96813. Dan Davidson, 587-3822 Kimura International, Inc., 1600 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1610, Honolulu, HI 96814. Glenn Kimura, 944- 8848
DEIS 45-day comment period starts from the date of this Notice. Address comments to the Applicant, with copies to the Accepting Authority and Consultant State Land Use Commission – boundary amendment; Waianae Sustainable Communities Plan amendment; Zoning change; NPDES; Grading and construction permits
Tropic Land LLC proposes to develop a light industrial park on 96 acres in upper Lualualei Valley. The project will consist of approximately 41 units, averaging two acres each. An incubator center will include an industrial building with start-up space and open yard space. The project will have a secured entry off of Lualualei Naval Access Road and a secondary emergency access. There will be landscaped buffers on the front and sides of the development. The northwest corner of the property (2.4 acres) will remain undeveloped. A 100-foot wide strip of land mauka of the industrial lots will be used for drainage and rockfall hazard mitigation. The project will be structured under a condominium property regime. Before the project can be implemented, the landowner must obtain an amendment to the State Land Use District (from Agricultural to Urban) and a change in zoning from Preservation (P-2) to Industrial (I-1). Traffic increases on Farrington Highway will worsen congestion and mitigation measures have been identified. All project traffic will be routed on Lualualei Naval Access Road. The landowner has an understanding with the Navy for use of this roadway. The project will convert 13.5 acres of Class B agricultural lands, but addresses a shortage of small-scale industrial space on the Waianae Coast. No adverse impacts to biological, hydrological, archaeological, or cultural, resources are expected. The developer will extend a water line from the municipal system to obtain water and construct an on-site wastewater treatment system. Short- term noise, dust, and erosion impacts will be mitigated through construction BMPs.”

Note: Comments regarding the draft environmental impact statement are due on or about 1/7/10.


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