Puakea Ranch draft Environmental Assessment finds no impact

A draft environmental assessment was published by the applicant Christie Cash for Puakea Ranch, a 32.4-acre property in North Kohala on Akoni Pule Highway that’s listed on the State Register of Historic Places. (Courtesy photo)

KAILUA-KONA — A Hawi property that has been the subject of more than $100,000 worth of fines and a lawsuit by Hawaii County has applied for a special permit from the county to host events such as weddings and to increase vacation rental occupancy.