07/17/20-DLNR HOLDS HEARING ON PROPOSED CONSERVATION DISTRICT RULE AMENDMENTPosted on Jul 17, 2020 in Main, Media, News Releases, OCCL
|DAVID Y. IGE
SUZANNE D. CASE
(Honolulu)-The DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) will be holding a public hearing regarding a proposed Conservation District subzone re-designation for the former Hawaiʻi Loa College campus that has been recently acquired by Adventist Health Castle (AHC). AHC has petitioned the department and is requesting that the Hawaiʻi Loa college special subzone designation for educational purposes be re-designated into the general subzone.
It is the petitioner’s intent to use the property for new medical facilities which is not consistent with the current subzone designation. It would also be possible to re-designate the existing special subzone to a special subzone designation suitable for medical facility purposes.
The 5:30 p.m. standing room only public hearing will be held on August 19, 2020, at the Kalanimoku Building Makai Breezeway located at 1151 Punchbowl St. in Honolulu. All persons in attendance are encouraged to wear a cloth face covering as described and recommended by the state of Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH). The open hearing will be conducted consistent with all applicable social distancing requirements or other safeguards associated with COVID-19. Such measures may include, but are not limited to, ensuring that all persons maintain a minimum of six feet of physical separation from other persons to the extent possible.
Information regarding the proposed rule amendment for subzone re-designation may be found online at the OCCL’s website at hawaii.gov/dlnr/occl. Anyone with special needs requiring accommodations or assistance please contact OCCL at least four days prior to the public hearing. For more information contact the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands at (808) 587-0377.
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DLNR Communications Specialist