Connections’ permit request to build school back before planning commission

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Principal Romeo Garcia looks at green onions growing in the greenhouse on Connections' leased property in Hilo's Kaumana neighborhood on July 21.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Property manager Danny McDaniel looks over the garden growing on Connections' leased property in Hilo's Kaumana neighborhood on July 21.

A previously rejected special permit application for a Hilo charter school to build a campus on state land in Kaumana is once again before the Windward Planning Commission — and a letter by the commission’s chairman to four attorneys involved in the case has drawn a testy response from one of the lawyers.