No public input accepted at Sarofim meeting

Last evening (11/5/13) at the Community Center, disappointment seemed to be the general impression of a large number of the approximately 200 attendees to the first public meeting by Sarofim Realty Advisors concerning their Pi’ilani Promenade projects mauka of the highway at Kaonoulu in North Kihei. Why have a public meeting when no attendee is allowed to speak publicly? The sentiment ranged from resignation to anger once the assembly realized there were no public questions allowed after the power point presentation led by “owner’s representative” Charlie Jencks.

We observed representatives of three print media, as well as the Akaku crew present to record the proceeding, so while we look forward to all the professional reports forthcoming, all they can advise is what the developer told the public. The community was advised to go speak one on one to any and all of the Sarofim representatives present by the “facilitator” Ken Hunt (?), including Phillip Rau (Traffic), Jordan Hart (Chris Hart and Partners), Huge Rose (representing Architects Orange , the contracted designers), as well as Sarofim’s VP Simon Honeybone and Robert (“Bob” ) Poyner, as well as Jencks, who did the vast majority of the presentation. (NOTE, as there were no information documents of any kind available at the meeting, we are relying or oral introductions of the named team.)

Your Association was well represented by the majority of the Directors, as well as several committee members, and a large contingent of the general membership. To view our response to the first intial EIS document on this proposed project, see prior post    and scroll down to end.


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4 Responses to “No public input accepted at Sarofim meeting”

  1. Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez November 7, 2013 at 11:19 am

    On behalf of Sarofim Realty we wish to thank the Kihei Community Association for helping to publicize the Piilani Promenade community meeting held on November 5, at the Kihei Community Center.

    It was a great turnout and the estimates are that over 150 people attended the meeting. The event gave people the opportunity to visit with each other, view the presentation boards, learn about the project, and speak directly with the project owners and consultants in one-on-one conversations. The comments and questions from all the conversations were documented and are greatly appreciated.

    Again, thank you for your service to the community and for the opportunity to meet with the KCA Board several times over a period of months prior to the November 5 meeting.

  2. Whats necessary is not input but a citizen based vision for an Uptown Kihei starting with an open space and trails master plan from the High School to the new Police fort.PATHMaui calls for a community coalition to create such a plan in partnership with Sarofim. Now.

  3. Mahalo for YOUR input, Joe.

  4. I agree Joe B. How about a Senior Housing as the community is increasing with such and the waiting list is already 3 yrs. Hello!!