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This page contains Media and Event information concerning the proposed resort expansion/“glamping” development on the Makai Woods Golf Course in Princeville, Kauai.

Meetings & Events
1/23/21 - SOSHui's Summary Notes from the 1/21/21 PHCA Board Meeting
There was no significant update on "glamping" other than it was still under evaluation by Starwood Capital Group. There was a discussion regarding forming an Open Space Taskforce, additional feedback from the recent PHCA Survey and that Will Little is no longer with East West Partners.
1/1/21 - Results from the Dec 2020 PHCA Homeowners' Survey.
View the responses to each of the survey's questions. It appears to this writer that those willing to take the time to fill out the survey (782) are very much opposed to losing existing open space in Princeville. The final tally of (782) respondents exceeded by almost double what PHCA President Sam George noted at the prior meeting as being statistically significant to be a valid response. Take a moment and review the details.
12/19/20 - SOSHui's Summary Notes from 12/17/20 PHCA Board Meeting
The PHCA survey results were presented showing a very large percentage of the 782 respondents supporting keeping existing open space (no glamping) that way. The Board noted they had received a letter from SDCA's attorney and had decided not to respond to any questions regarding "glamping" or the survey.
12/14/20 - Urgent Email Request: Please help keep Open Space in Princeville.
Princeville I Homeowners, please register for the PHCA Board meeting this Thursday, December 17th, 4-6pm by going to http://www.princevillecommunity.com website. There's no agenda yet, but we believe the Starwood Capital/East West proposal will be discussed and possibly the Survey results.
12/10/20 - The Truth Behind Resort Expansion on the North Shore
This is an email sent by SOS Hui to Princeville I residents in response to the PHCA Survey. Save Kaua’i’s open spaces and say NO to glamping

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Published Articles (The Garden Island, CivilBeat.org)

Past emails sent to the SOS Hui News email list

Email Templates for quickly sending emails
  • 12/16/20 - Strongly Against Resort Expansion/Glamping in Princeville
  • For Princeville residents. Please fill out an email template and send it to the PHCA Board in preparation for the 12/17/20 PHCA Board meeting outlining your opposition to the Makai Woods Proposed Resort Expansion/”Glamping”. It only takes 4 clicks and you send it using your own email application.
    Princeville at Hanalei Community Association Board c/o Maylette Garces 4334 Emmalani Drive Princeville, HI 96722 Email: maylette@princevillecommunity.com RE: Against Resort Expansion/Glamping in Princeville Aloha PHCA Board of Directors, You are Princeville’s first line of defense against ANY developer taking away ANY green space in our planned community. We count on you to represent all of the community. Please don’t support Starwood Capital Group's effort to remove this open space and change forever the flavor and beauty of Princeville. As property owners in Princeville, we are vigorously opposed to PHCA’s possible support of Starwood Capital Group’s development on the Makai Woods course. Please do not give in to pressure concerning the Dedication’s expiration in 2026, or to false promises. We ask you to NOT support their proposal so the Planning Department knows there is substantial opposition. Please protect us ALL! Mahalo nui loa, @@@@ Replace with your name and property address @@@@
  • 12/14/20 - Against Resort Expansion/Glamping in Princeville
  • View the 12/14/20 email sent to Princeville residents in preparation for the 12/17/20 PHCA Board meeting and then send a pre-formatted email to the PHCA Board voicing your opposition to the proposed resort expansion/"glamping" on the Makai Golf Course. Save our Open Space.
    December 14, 2020 Princeville at Hanalei Community Association Board c/o Maylette Garces 4334 Emmalani Drive Princeville, HI 96722 Email: maylette@princevillecommunity.com RE: Against Resort Expansion/Glamping in Princeville Aloha PHCA Board of Directors, As a property owner in Princeville, I am opposed to PHCA’s support of Starwood Capital Group’s/East West Partners’ development on the Makai Woods course in its entirety. Please do not give in to pressure concerning the Dedication’s expiration in 2026, or to false promises. We ask you to NOT support their proposal so the Planning Department knows there is substantial opposition. Sincerely, @@@@ Replace with your name and property address @@@@
  • 11/25/20 - Letter to the Kauai County Council requesting that they revive Bill 2044.
  • Please send a pre-formatted email the Kauai County Council requesting they revive Bill 2044 which passed 1'st Reading with a 7-0 vote on 12/19/2002, but has lain dormant since 2003. Bill 2044 would have made Princeville Phase 1 green space permanently zoned Open and unavailable for development.
    November 22, 2020 Kauai County Council
    Office of the County Clerk
    4396 Rice Street, Suite 209
    Lihue, HI 96766
    Fax: 808-241-6349
    Email: counciltestimony@kauai.gov
    RE: BILL 2044 Dear Council Members, @@@@ I/We are resident/property owners @@@@ of Princeville and have become aware of an agenda item on your upcoming meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 25, 2020 under Agenda Section E, “Consent Calendar”. Specifically, Bill 2044 was a BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND OPEN DISTRICT DESIGNATIONS ON ZONING MAP ZM-PR700 AT PRINCEVILLE, KAUAI, HAWAII, sponsored by Ron Kouchi and unanimously passed by the Council on December 19, 2002 and thereafter referred to the Planning Commission. The bill referred to the Open designation of green belts, parks, and golf courses in Princeville. It appears that after the bill was passed, it went to the Planning Department, but it is unclear what happened to it after that. According to the County Clerk "it has been dormant on the Council's Pending/Deferred Log awaiting a response" and has been referred to Council asking whether further action should be taken. This bill is presently scheduled for review on the upcoming County Council meeting on November 25, 2020. @@@@ I am/We are @@@@ requesting that this Bill be reconsidered as it is very timely, pertinent, and relevant to Princeville residents and would like to express our strong opinion that this Bill be revived and become an ordinance that protects the existing green spaces of Princeville Phase I. Sincerely, @@@@Enter your name and address here@@@@

    Glamping images
  • 1/31/21 - Affected Makai Woods Golf Course within Princeville.
  • The Makai Woods Golf Course holes 1-3 where the proposed "Glamping" development has been proposed by Starwood Capital Group.
  • 12/9/20 - Proposed "Glamping" Development (~20 acres). Version 2.
  • This second version of the design was distributed to some homeowners as part of the East West Partner's Christmas letter. Click the image to view a more detailed version. In this version they have completely scrapped their building of a restaurant on top of the golf cart barn apparently due to its expense. This rendition is the result of someone from their contracted design company, Hart Howerton (planners, architects, landscape architects and interior designers) actually visiting the site for the first time in Nov. 2020. View original document.
  • 12/9/20 - Proposed Commercial Expansion.
  • This is where the Makai Golf Course's current pool, workout area and golf cart barn are located off Lei O Papa Rd. Click the image to view a detail version and see if you can find where a "food truck" parking area is located. One can only presume it will be for feeding their "glamping" guests. This will undoubtedly significantly increase the traffic on Lei O Papa Rd and out to Kuhio Hwy via Hanalei Plantation Rd.
  • 8/20/20 - Glamping tent layout (12'x18').
  • This first proposed design of what a "glamping" tent layout might be was made available by East West Partners in Aug. 2020. We've not seen any updates since then. Click the image to view a more detailed version.
  • 8/20/20 - Glamping tent concept.
  • This first proposed design of what a "glamping" tent with surrounding vegetation might look like was made available by East West Partners in Aug. 2020. We've not seen any updates since then. Click the image to view a more detailed version.



    Makai Golf Course Holes 1-3 (proposed "glamping" area) ~ © Bob Wright