Residents propose county buys Kona Vistas subdivision parcel

The area of the planned Kona Village development is seen beyond the end of Kekuanaoa Place off Lako Street. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — A group of residents opposing plans for a 450-unit development next to their neighborhoods is asking a county commission to propose the county buy the property to stop the development and instead preserve the area for the public.