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Resort Residential - Hawaii Island

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Sam O. Hirota, Inc. has been involved with Hawaii Island's Kohala and Kona Coast development for 40 years. Involving master planning and designing civil infrastructure for resorts and their amenities, such as golf courses and private beach clubs, SOH work has grown as landowners realized the value of their dramatic lava rock landscapes and the expertise of SOH to bring life to their rugged and challenging settings.

 

Starting at Kaupulehu in the late 1970's, SOH's professional reputation grew along with their list of clients. SOH surveying, civil engineering consulting, and 3D laser scanning work would eventually extend up and down the western side of the island to include Kukio, Kohanaiki, Hualalai, Kona Village, Maniniowali, Hapuna, and Mauna Kea, among others.

Kohanaiki

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Situated on 450 acres along the Kona Coast, this private beachfront community boasts a 1.5 mile beach and numerous sites of Native Hawaiian cultural importance. Developer Kennedy Wilson has relied on SOH's master planning acumen since the projects 2008 inception.

Not a resort or residential development, but one that will serve guests and residents of many of the high-end developments along the Kona Coast listed here. SOH is providing topographic surveying and mapping, planning, programming, scheduling, and civil engineering consulting services for the eventual executive terminal building. Please see the dedicated page for more information.

Maniniowali

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A neighborhood of 97 luxury home sites adjacent to Kukio. Owners share access to the Kukio Golf and Beach clubs. SOH has been providing consulting civil engineering and land surveying services to the neighborhood since 2008. Most recently, services have included topographic surveys, DPW permitting, and easement mapping.

Kukio

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Just north of Maniniowali on the beautiful Kona costline is Kukio, a 675-acre, 143 luxury home site development that is central to the overall Kukio community. Since 2010, SOH has assisted with lot easements, sales office, the mauka golf course, beach club improvements, and other important projects.

Four Seasons Hualalai

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SOH has provided surveying, engineering, and laser scanning/imaging services to the beautiful Four Seasons resort at Hualalai for the past eight years. Besides traditional land surveying and civil engineering services for the ocean side resort, SOH has deployed its mobile mapping platform three separate times to help owners manage their physical assets more effectively. Please see the dedicated page on Hualalai for details.

Kona Village Resort

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Kona Village, an iconic 81-acre resort situated just north of the Four Seasons Hualalai resort, was mostly swept away by a March 2011 tsunami. Developer Kennedy-Wilson acquired the ground lease in 2015 and, with the help of SOH, has been restoring and enhancing the property. SOH helped to restore the resort’s entire infrastructure and the resort officially reopened July 1, 2023. Please see the special page dedicated to the 12-year project. Please see the dedicated page on Kona Village for details.

Kaupulehu

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Offering 80 one-acre homesites, Kaupulehu is a residential community located on one of the most culturally significant and historic sites in Hawaii. Just north of Kona Village, the community is a Kukio neighborhood with included Golf and Beach Club access for select homesites. SOH has been involved with the development since the 1980s, and recent work has included waterline easements, new lot development, and roadway alignments.

Hapuna Residences at Mauna Kea

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Located adjacent to the Mauna Kea Resort, the residences offer long term stays and in some cases, ownership. SOH has assisted with the areas development to include subdivision consolidation and approvals, boundary staking, easement mapping/descriptions, construction administration, drainage reports, and many other civil engineering professional services.

Services included:

Civil Engineering

     Master Planning

     Permitting

     NPDES

     Construction Administration

Land Surveying

3D Full Color Laser Scanning/ Imaging

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