HONOLULU — The Board of Land
and Natural Resources at its regular business meeting today voted
unanimously to approve an offer from Ticor Title Insurance, Lanpar/HTL
Asociates and Global Resort Partners to pay the state $6,000 per month
as interim rent for the use of state lands under terms of a revocable
permit is has now issued for hotel/resort use of certain lands at the
Hilton Waikoloa Village in South Kohala, Hawai‘i.
The rent amount will be paid in the interim until a three-person
appraisal is completed within the next four to five months to
determine the value of the state land.
The 1.337 acres of filled land, formerly anchialine ponds, were
filled in by the hotel developer in 1986, triggering a lawsuit,
Napeahi v. State of Hawaii, which led to the state being directed to
seek compensation from the occupiers for the use of the submerged
Since 1998, the State has been in discussions with Lanpar, Ticor,
Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs
to resolve the issue of compensation for use of the state ceded lands
at the Hilton Waikoloa Village.
Negotiations to reach a resolution of the court order have been
actively ongoing for the past 5 years and today is the ninth time the
DLNR Land Division staff has gone back to the board with proposals to
advance a solution for resolving the compensation issues.
The board's action also included a reiteration of the three-person
appraisal timeline to ensure the parties proceed expeditiously.
For more information, contact:
DLNR Information Specialist
Phone: (808) 587-0320
DLNR Land division
Phone: (808) 587-0414