The Never Ending Story continues.
LIHU‘E — After a full day of discussion on plans for Coco Palms Resort, the Kaua‘i County Council ultimately decided to defer its resolution asking the Board of Land and Natural Resources to prioritize the property for public use.
We just went by the Coco Palms this past week when in Kauai. It looks so sad having been partially demolished with a fence around it. Quite an eyesore in what could be made into a nice place in Kauai.
The traffic in Kauai in certain places can be quite difficult to deal with. We went through this area twice without any backup so while I certainly can agree that traffic can be bad I am not sure that this location is one of the bad areas. However, we did have two major backups while there. On Sunday May 7th we tried to go from Kapaa to Lihue around 1:00 PM and the traffic wasn't just bad it wasn't moving alone at all. We turned around and spent the day around Kapaa and bought some nice fish for dinner before going back to Princeville. Then on Friday around 3:00 PM we went to Hanalei from Princeville. No problem getting over the bridge, but on the other side of the bridge the traffic waiting to go over the bridge was backed up all the way to the center of Hanalei. We had gone to Hanalei around the same time a few days earlier without incident on a clear day. However, this time it was raining lightly and this traffic backup made us panic that there was a flash flood warning that we didn't hear about it and the cars were leaving Hanalei before the bridge was closed.
Based on these incidents I certainly don't disregard the claim that traffic is bad in Kauai and that no further development should be approved. We had NO problem with the traffic when we drove around for a week except for these 2 incidents which were really bad. Therefore, I feel that the traffic problems are location specific just like anywhere else.(We were in bumper to bumper traffic leaving the airport Saturday Afternoon in Honolulu.). Are they preventing any type of development in Hanalei and Lihue due to the traffic problems?
I am wondering if the mention of traffic problems are just a way to prevent the development of Coco Palms.