Kaloko Makai – EIS Preparation and Review, Landowner Representative, Preparation of Sustainability Plan, Outreach and Permit Processing
Kaloko Makai is a compact mixed-use community offering a wide range of housing types and affordability, and a variety of businesses and employment opportunities, focused around an initial urgent care facility and with land available for a new regional hospital. Kaloko Makai has been identified as a TOD designated in the Kona CDP
This diverse project will entail construction of up to 5,000-new single- and multi-family residential units at low- and medium-densities, centralized commercial and neighborhood retail centers, an array of recreational facilities (e.g. parks, trails, open spaces), urgent care medical facility and hospital, Judiciary complex, elementary and middle school sites and associated infrastructure (e.g., new roadways, utilities, drainage, wastewater and potable and non-potable water distribution systems).
Kaloko Makai Dryland Forest Preserve – Preparation of Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)
The Kaloko Makai development is home to one of the largest remaining areas of dryland forest in the Hawaiian Islands. The Kaloko dryland forest is unique in that it has not been heavily impacted by ungulates, and therefore, has minimal impact from alien plant species. The area covers approximately 265-acres (crossing over several ownership boundaries) of an ʻaʻa lava flow that is much younger than the surrounding pahoehoe flow. The preserve area was determined to be 150-acres.
Four endangered plant species, Neraudia ovata (maʻoloa), Nothocestrum breviflorum (ʻaiea), Pleomele hawaiiensis (hala pepe) and Caesalpinia kavaiensis (uhiuhi) and one candidate species Bidens micrantha ssp. ctenophylla (koʻokoʻolau), are found within the dryland forest and are included in the HCP.