KCA hears owner’s rep on Pi’ilani mauka commercial development

This morning (4/26/13) our Board of Directors met with the owner’s representative of the notorious “Mega Mall” area mauka of the Pi’ilani Hwy at Kaonoulu in North Kihei. The BOD was invited to meet with Charlie Jencks and his assistant Tom Blackburn Rodriguez to discuss changes there. KCA was advised that Eclipse Development Group of Irvine, CA was no longer involved, and Jenks was now representing Sarofim Realty Advisers of Dallas, TX.  He said there is NO plan in place now, but indications that development could be mixed use,”community level commercial,…. affordable housing… an light industrial component.”  KCA expects to meet with Sarofim in May.

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7 Responses to “KCA hears owner’s rep on Pi’ilani mauka commercial development”

  1. Thomas Kelly May 1, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Wonderful News! Shows what can happen if you get involved and demand accountability.
    Hope those government officials who took us to the brink of a very bad development are held accountalbe. Now we need to move forward with the Kihei Town Cernter to provide a well designed community center that will create jobs and provide services to our local community. Tom Kelly

  2. Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez May 1, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Aloha,

    Mahalo to Mike Moran for arranging the KCA board meeting at the request of Sarofim Realty Advisors. His calm leadership, civility and lack of strident rhetoric is an asset to the KCA. The goal of the meeting was to communicate clearly that Eclipse Development was no longer managing the project and that Sarofim wants to engage the community and work with the KCA and other community, business and professional organization. The company’s goal is to, and I quote, “Develop a project the community can support.” Time to move forward, but this time together. KCA has been asked for any agenda items /questions to prepare for our next meeting in May. Again, mahalo to Mike and the KCA board members who were able to come to the meeting.

  3. That’s a nice update Mike..

  4. Thank you KCA!!!

  5. GREGORY FREEMAN PV 2 May 1, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH TOM KELLY – I THINK THE MEGA MALL PEOPLE WERE TRYING TO BUILD ANYTHING” “FAST”” WITH LITTLE OR NO REGARDS AND SAY-SO FROM THE KIHEI COMMUNITY !! YES, LOOKING FOWARD TO THE DOWN TOWN KIHEI PROJECT! A VERY GOOD FIT FOR THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH MAUI ——-

  6. Good news, indeed. And now let the creative process begin!

  7. Congrats. A job well done.