Coco Palms developers asked to address historic preservation

Coco Palms developers asked to address historic preservation

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Developers who want to rebuild Kauai's historic Coco Palms Resort must address concerns raised by the state Historic Preservation Division before any county permits are issued.

The Garden Island reported Friday before any permits are issued, developers must submit revised plans for any proposed work that could after a historic fishpond, information on any federal permits that may be required and a survey on all remaining architectural historic properties.

Coco Palms Hui LLC Principal Tyler Greene says developers understand they must seek a "delicate balance."

The Weuweu-Kawaiiki Fishpond runs through the resort.

The Coco Palms Resort is the only major hotel that did not reopen after Hurricane Iniki in 1992. Built in 1953, the property became famous when Elvis Presley filmed his 1961 movie "Blue Hawaii" there.

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