Re: home-based businesses most areas don't allow any that involve traffic or parking. So no doctor's offices but phone or internet-based businesses can be operated from home here.
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The residents are very cautious about the risks. Most are hard working civil servants and teachers and can not run the economic risks others on the island do.
The house across the street from me had 6 mature mango trees. New owner took them out as soon as he bought. Why? no time to keep up with the yard work. Pikake is a little more affluent that Ulu Mahi where I lived but I believe some of the same cultural forces are work.
I was referring to the Pikake Subdivision in Lihue, Kauai.
I'm glad to hear there's nothing against trees in the neighborhood :) I'm sure it will be beautiful in a few years with some good landscaping.
I figured as much about the home-based business, thanks for looking into it...
I checked with my Broker about her opinion on the special use permit idea. She said it's highly unlikely it would be allowed. There are neighborhood covenants in place there in addition to County rules/regs. Hope that helps! Let me know if I can be of assistance! firstname.lastname@example.org.