Commission says U of N land conditions not met; future development in jeopardy

  • The state Land Use Commission has scheduled a Wednesday hearing for the University of the Nations Kona (UNK), successor to U of N Bencorp, to show cause as to why it should be able to keep urban district classification granted for 62 acres in August 2003 or lose that classification nearly 19 years later. (Illustration using image from hawaiipropertytax.com/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Time could be running out for the University of the Nations Kona to develop 62 acres once envisioned for affordable housing, a cultural center and an educational facility off Kuakini Highway.