In 1989, the state Land Use Commission approved a redistricting petition that shifted about 1,000 acres of Agricultural land in South Kohala, on the west side of the Big Island, into the Urban district. Signal Puako, the landowner, had planned to build on that land and the surrounding 2,000 acres that remained in the Ag district six “villages” built around an equal number of 18-hole golf courses. The plan’s residential component called for building 2,658 units, a mix of both large lots for higher-end single family dwellings and multifamily buildings that would provide housing . . .
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