Time is up for the current owner of Coco Palms Resort on Kauai.
On Tuesday, the Kauai Planning Commission approved an earlier decision to revoke the permits held by Coco Palms Ventures LLC’s to rebuild the property damaged in 1992 during Hurricane Iniki.
“I am very pleased to hear of the Planning Commission’s action today to accept the Hearings Officer’s recommendation to revoke the permits currently held by Coco Palms LLC. The property has languished for much too long, and with no alternate plan being proposed by the owners, it’s time to move on to new opportunities,” Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho said. “I plan to arrange for a community discussion very soon so that we can all envision what the future could hold for this site of such historic and cultural significance.”
Coco Palms Resort gained international fame in the 1960s as the setting for some of Elvis Presley’s movie “Blue Hawaii,” but it was remained vacant since Hurricane Iniki hit Kauai in 1992.