While we were unable to attend the State Land Use Commission (LUC) meeting last Thursday (10/17/13) held at the MACC in Kahului, we were able to get a first hand report on the decisions made. On item A10-787 Maui R & T Park, the LUC reclassified 253 acres of agricultural land into the urban land-use classification for the purpose of allowing the Maui Research and Technology Park to expand and to build Â 1,250 residential units, a 150 bed hotel, and 2,000,000 sq. ft. of office, business, commercial and industrial use. Â Â This adds 253 acres of urban land to the Maui Research and Technology Parkâ€™s existing 158 urban acres. Â In addition to an expanded Lipoa Street intersection, there will be two brand new Maui R&T Park Â intersections on Piilani Highway: one north of Lipoa near the new Kihei High School; and another to the south near the Maui County sewage plant.Â For maps and info: http://maui-communities.weebly.com/maui-rt-park.html.Â
For item A13-797, State lands at Pjlehunui (Puunene), the LUC reclassified 86 acres of agricultural land into the urban land-use classification for the purpose of allowing a variety of heavy industrial uses.
Map (area in yellow): http://luc.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/a13797map1.pdf
For additional information of both matters see Saturda’sy (10/19/13) edition of the Maui News.
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