SMA Minor Construction
New BMPs as designed in the SMA Minor permit were put in place before any sitework commenced. At the direction of the DPP inspector we have removed BMPs where the construction is complete and the grass is in place. The construction of the SMA Minor is completed and awaiting final inspection. The final electrical work has been completed and we are awaiting a final inspection from HECO and DPP to close out the permit and remove all remaining BMPs. The grading permit was closed on July 18, 2022. Signs were posted facing both inside and outside the property directing pedestrians to use the crosswalk at Pupukea Road. The Pahoe Road fence was completed on August 19th, 2021.
All trucks completed their required two moves in July. Single-use plastics, plastic straws, and non-reef-safe sunscreen continue to be prohibited for all tenants. Tour buses continue to be prohibited from the site. All tenants have been notified to remind customers to use the crosswalk at Pupukea Road when crossing Kamehameha Highway. Any signs within 30 feet of the highway have been removed.
Baseline Inspection Report and Compliance
Inspectors from DPP visited the property unannounced in February 2021 and conducted a baseline inspection of the entire property. Hanapohaku and others received the report on February 23rd, 2021. Hanapohaku has since reviewed the report including the photos and required changes described in it. All tents required to be removed were immediately taken down. The signs included in the report have all been removed. The electrical violations have been addressed and are awaiting a final inspection at the completion of the SMA minor construction.
All Hotline inquiries have been posted to the website. Communication thread with responses posted below. A monthly update with all required information was posted to the website on July 31, 2022.
Name: John Thielst
On Sunday 7/10 starting about 1 pm in the afternoon your tenants music was loud enough to be clearly heard all the way up to Pupekea road up the hill. Thanks for addressing this as asked before.
Aloha John - We reached out to the tenants and confirmed that any live music should be kept low volume, during business hours and oriented in the proper direction so as to not disturb neighbors. We will continue to monitor to ensure compliance.
Name: Larry McElheny
LANDSCAPING CONCERNS To Whom it May Concern / HP Website Iʻm concerned that the planter box / landscaping is not fulfilling its agreed upon purpose: "to effectively camouflage the food trucks and other businesses from the highway" "In order to visually screen the development in a manner consistent with preservation and enhancement of the local residents’ sense of place and the scenic beauty of the neighborhood, and to further increase pedestrian safety by discouraging highway crossing in unsafe areas, the Developer agrees as follows: Within 90 days of execution of this Agreement, Developer agrees to install and maintain a landscape barrier of continuous, abutting, planter boxes that are at least 2.5’ tall along Kamehameha Highway mauka of the existing trees and telephone pole, extending from the driveway entrance to the makai terminus of the fence along Pahoe Road, and to plant and maintain in the planter boxes plantings that are no less than 1.5’ above the top of the planter boxes, to effectively camouflage the food trucks and other businesses from the highway provided that, near the intersection of Pahoe Road and Kamehameha Highway, the vegetation shall be lower if necessary to preserve lines of sight for drivers exiting Pahoe Road. Developer agrees to maintain the plantings at a height of no less than 1.5’ above the top of the planter boxes to ensure that this camouflage planting is maintained and is consistent with the aim to cater to residents in the surrounding area and not to tourists." (from Settlement Agreement) Anecdotal evidence and our photo records of the time period covered by the Settlement Agreement show large bare areas in the vegetation. This constitutes a breach of the Settlement Agreement. I am hereby requesting permission to enter the property to accurately measure, with your participation, and record the status of the plantings. Sincerely, Larry McElheny
Larry - Thanks for your concern. We looked into this in detail and confirmed that all boxes constructed are 2.5 feet tall and the plants are at least 1.5 feet above the top of the planter boxes as required in the settlement agreement.
Name: John Thielst
The "Banzai Bagels Sharks Cove" sign that keeps popping up across kam hwy from the property as recent as Sunday 7/24/22 10:15 am is completely against the Settlement agreement section 16 which reads: Tourist Trap Prohibitions. Developer agrees to prohibit the usage of “hawking,” inflatable figures, toys, or structures, sign twirlers, tents, lights, and signage in violation of applicable laws, signage within 30 feet of the highway, and signage extending further than three feet beyond the exterior of any building or food truck, except for educational and traffic safety signage referenced in Paragraphs 12 and 13. Developer, on behalf of itself and on behalf of its tenants, also agrees not to advertise in any media primarily targeting tourists. Please adhere to the agreement
Aloha John - We reached out to the owner of Banzai Bagels and informed them that signs are not allowed along Kam Hwy at any location. They understood the issue and will refrain from posting signs.