Only one firm shows interest in former Uncle Billy’s site; Study needed before state can proceed with redevelopment

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Grand Naniloa Hotel guests are able to park on the old Uncle Billy’s property on Banyan Drive in Hilo.

  • Courtesy image An artist rendition of a new 125-room hotel proposed to be built on the former site of Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel on Banyan Drive in Hilo.

Another study will be needed before the former Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel site can be redeveloped.