On November 27, 1987, the Signal Puako Corporation filed a petition with the state Land Use Commission, seeking to place into the Urban land use district just over 1,000 acres in South Kohala between the newly minted village of Waikoloa and the four-year-old Mauna Lani resort on the coast.
Twenty-six years and 363 days later, on November 25, 2014, the Hawai`i Supreme Court issued a ruling in litigation over that petition, finding that the Land Use Commission violated state law and failed to follow its own rules when, in 2011, it reverted the land back . . .
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