By Nancy Cook Lauer – West Hawaii Today

Hawaii County will get a new public shoreline access easement as part of a 1999 special management area permit, as a luxury development begins to take root on one of the few remaining large private holdings on Kohala’s Gold Coast.

The project, by Kohala Kai LLC, contains seven oceanfront lots ranging in size from five to 28 acres on a 63-acre tract north of Kawaihae Harbor and just south of Keawewai Gulch. The lots are expected to be sold for $4 million and up, said Charles A. Anderson, Kohala Kai representative and owner and principal broker of Hawaii Pacific Brokers LLC.