KCA Meeting on Ka’ono’ulu (8/19/14)

Predictions were for strong interest and large turnout for this monthly membership meeting due to the subject matter around the Ka’ono’ulu area of North Kihei,  and   it held true as well over 100 filled both levels of the room almost to capacity.   KCA President Mike Moran’s introduction offered brief synopses of  commercial projects makai of the Pi’ilani Highway along Kaonoulu St. from the expansion of the Maui Lu Resort on makai end to the proposed Kenolio Apartment on the mauka













South Maui Citizens for Responsible Growth founder Mark Hyde,   a former VP of KCA,  presented a detailed presentation concerning the proposed  development, “Pi’ilani Promenade,” often called the mega malls, which elicited  a number of audience inquiries.  He offered a four page document to attendees outlining  a twenty year timeline of the land area :    see below






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The historical examination of the Kaonoulu Ahupua’a offered by Lucienne de  Naie and Kumu Michael Lee  followed, as introduced by KCA Director Daniel Kanehele:






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See next week’s ( 8/28/14) edition of the Maui Weekly for a complete professional report













The September  16 meeting will offer the true status of the Department of Education’s Kihei High School by a diverse panel of experts, as well as election of the Nominating Committee for the 2015 BOD. Anyone interested in volunteering to serve , please contact us

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One Response to “KCA Meeting on Ka’ono’ulu (8/19/14)”

  1. Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez August 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Piilani Promenade Partners Announces
    Draft EIS “Talk Story” Sessions


    CONTACT: Charlie Jencks, Owner’s Representative, 808-879-5205

    (Kihei, HI)— Piilani Promenade Partners is requesting comments on their Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS). The Office of Environmental Quality Control published the document for public review and comment on August 23, 2014. The public comment period ends on October 7.

    In a unique expansion of the comment process, Piilani Partners will host “Talk Story” sessions with selected commenters holding various views (pro and con) to learn more about their comments and possible strategies to address their concerns.

    Announcing the talk story sessions, Charlie Jencks, owner’s representative said, “The opportunity for people to expand upon their comments continues our efforts at community outreach as we develop our scaled-back mixed-use light industrial, retail and housing project makai of the Piilani Highway.

    Jencks encouraged the public to comment on the draft EIS. “Public participation is key to good planning strategy,” he said.

    Those organizations that may receive comment letters include:

    The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Land Use Commission, P.O. Box 2359, Honolulu 96804-2359.

    Chris Hart & Partners Inc., 115 N. Market Street, Wailuku, Wailuku 96793.

    Piilani Promenade North LLC and Piilani Promenade South LLC, c/o Sarofim Realty Advisors, 8115 Preston Road, Suite 400, Dallas, Texas 75225.