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DAY TWO: LUC Decision sends strong Unanimous Message on Piilani Promenade FEIS

7/20/17 #kihei Buoyed by our impressions as the first day wrapped, we were anxious to see how decision-day unfolded. Chair announced the “intervenors” would present first, meaning attorney Tom Pierce would call his witnesses for his questions, and then they were subject to queries from the other parties: Sarofim, the Dallas based developer The state […]

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Pete Sullivan recycling project approved today at County Planning Commission

Planning Commission OK’s special use permit request mauka of Pi’ilani Highway in South Kihei by 5-1 vote 7/25/17 #kihei After a contentious stand-off just two weeks ago, did you think this would be easy? With the absence of Commissioner Tina Gomes this morning, some guys did. With grumblings that she should have recused herself from […]

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LUC Votes 6-0 not accepting Piilani Promenade FEIS

7/19 /17 #kihei The first day (7/19/17) of the scheduled two day State Land Use Commission (LUC) meeting began right on time at 2:00 PM, and almost immediately began taking public oral testimony, including KCA’s five-member team addressing some insufficiencies of the proposed final environmental document (FEIS). We did not catch every testifier, but caught […]

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Mayoral Candidate Victorino and Makena Resort discussion with Alliance

#kihei #community #maui #mayor #makena Monday evening, 7/17/17 at 6:00 PM, this month’s Alliance of Maui Community Associations (Alliance)  commenced with KCA in the minority for the first time this year with a single rep, while Haiku had a covey. Additionally the overall attendance was greatly reduced from June (when Kaniela Ing and Shan Tsutsui […]

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UPDATE–UNANIMOUSLY SAYS NO–State Land Use Commission (LUC) hearing on Wed/Thurs re Pi’ilani Promenade, AKA Mega Mall

UPDATE 7/20/17   LUC vote unanimous say NO to FEIS   UPDATE 7/20/17  Day one pau;  nearly four hours of public testimony, with VAST majority against acceptance of FEIS. Back at 8:30 AM Thursday for deliberations and maybe decisions.  See  Thursday Morning’s Maui News Report July 20, 2017    ‘Megamall’ may be in the past but […]

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Video of the Testimony on the Pi’ilani Promenade FEIS

7/20/2017 #kihei Thanks to Mary Whispering Wind for capturing and posting video of of some of the testimony at yesterday’s State Land Use Commission hearing on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Pi’ilani Promenade (aka MegaMall) project!

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GEN MEM MEETING ON COMMUNITY PLAN PROCESS DRAWS INTERESTED GROUP TUESDAY

7/19/17 #kihei Last evening’s meeting with County Planning Department’s senior long range planning duo of Jen Maden and Pam Eaton, offering a slide presentation on the Community Plan update process, and legislative comments from Councilor Kelly King retained the interest and generated numerous comments from about 65 attendees, including Planning Director Will Spence. KCA believes […]

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Best Management Practices (BMP) Workshop August 24

7/13/17 #kihei       So you recall our general membership meeting back on March 21 – SEE http://gokihei.org/meeting-recap/county-government-officials-show-very-strong-presence-at-our-green-meeting – when we had Dr Amanda Cording give an informative presentation on Low Impact Design (LIP) construction practices, right. And we had three Council Members and three County long range planners in attendance there. Now we […]

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PLANNING COMMISSION GIVES OK TO MAKENA SMA TUESDAY

BUT NO GO TO MATERIALS RECYCLING (FOR NOW) 7/11/17 #kihei We commend the County Planning Department for two actions:  First the decision to relocate the Planning Commission meeting today from the usual close quarters to the roomy Cameron Center Auditorium to accommodate the expected (but not realized) large turnout.  The other is a sharing of […]

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What’s up with these large proposed building projects in Kihei? Inquiring members want to know.

7/10/17 UPDATE ON PI’ILANI PROMENADE, AKA MEGAMALL.  The State Land Use Commission hearing on this proposed project will be next  Wednesday, July 19 with tentative commencement of 2:00 PM at the MACC, Morgada Hall. This is immediate info so not yet indicated on the LUC website  SEE http://luc.hawaii.gov/pending-petitions-2/motions/a94-706-kauonoulu-ranch/   but there is a ton of […]

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