Puakea Ranch expansion approved

One of four vacation rental buildings at Puakea Ranch near Hawi. (Facebook photo)

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)

A special permit to expand the uses of a historical ranch near Hawi was approved Thursday on a 6-0 vote by the Leeward Planning Commission.