Council’s Planning Committee again looks at Maluaka Park’s required expansion on Tuesday.


9/18/16: When KCA was officially established nearly 56 years ago as the Kihei Community Association, it was to represent the “Kihei District”, which included Wailea and Makena. Over this more than half century the area has changed extensively, but our Association by-laws have not. So while the situation is much more complex we try to continue our mission for the area, sometimes working with newer regional specific organizations through the South Maui Coalition of Community Associations (SMCCA) or on our own.

As we examine the agenda {item (PC-2)} of Tuesday morning’s Committee meeting chaired by our residency designated member Don Couch, concerning a required expansion of this beach park conditioned by a approved zoning change over a decade ago, we are unclear why this was seemingly never enforced.


We express out thanks to Councilman Couch for bringing this matter to the public once again, as we note back nearly five years ago, Oct 2011 we had requested Chair Couch to determine why Makena Resort had not fulfilled this conditioned expansion. So now five years later with major changes happening there we repeat this request, since if zoning conditions are not completed, what is the purpose of placing them on a developer



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2 Responses to “Council’s Planning Committee again looks at Maluaka Park’s required expansion on Tuesday.”

  1. Attended the Wailuku Community Association’s meeting toight and heard Mark Fenton talk about how communities can build (and retrofit) to be healthy, walkable, environmentally sustainable and economically viable. You may have heard him talk as he has been to Kihei in the past. This focus on the built environment and “blue zones” seems applicable to Kihei. A group from WCA is joining some developers, county managers and politicos for a “walk about” tomorrow morning at 9:00. Hopefully,

    May I have the schedule and location of KCA’s planning committee meetings. I was off island for the first one I was to attend. TNANLS

  2. Mahalo, Donna.We attended WCA’s first meeting of that revitalized organization in a show of support earlier this year. For those who missed hearing Mr Fenton there, he will be addressing the County Planning Commission today (9/27) likely about 1:00 PM at their regularly scheduled meeting. According to the County announcement, that meeting will not be at their regular location, but moved up to the eighth floor in the Council Chambers. Yes we have heard Mr Fenton in one his numerous visits to Maui previously, and we believe his professional focus meshes not only with KCA’s long standing policy of a walkable-bikeable community, but what is prescribed long ago in the 1998 Kihei-Makena Community Plan. Of course this raises the question why has that plan not been followed.
    KCA planning Committee chair Harry Hecht has contacted you directly concerning that committee’s next meeting on Oct 13 at 10 AM