This morning, the Board of Directors met with representatives of Sarofim Realty Advisers to determine their plans for the large land parcels mauka of our highway near Kaonoulu in N Kihei, often called “mega malls,”. to be re-branded from Pi’ilani Promenade, but not yet named. To commence the Dallas, Texas firm’s contracted designer, Architechs Orange, of Orange, CA.  presented power point, offered by Jack Selman, mostly consisting of various Southern California commercial projects  he and his firm helped design.   The directors then  heard from Robert Poynor, a graduate of Texas A & M University, who has been with Sarofim since 2007 as the  V P of Development and Construction, and Simon  Honeybone, VP of Real Estate Investments, before the on island owner’s representative CharlieJencks addressed the BOD.  KCA had submitted a number of questions and concerns several days prior to the meeting that we felt were germane to the proposed project, and this trio addressed them before directors delved into the concerns more deeply and explicitly. We all know the where, so questions were what & when, the ownership and development structure, proposed Community Plan amendments, smart growth principals, connectivity to other locations, e.g KHS and neighboorhoods, bikeways and walkways, EIS and plans for the black wind fence surrounding the property, as well as other items.

We were advised that the black wind fence will remain in place indefinitely, and that plans for development with no stated timeline will begin anew There is no decision about an amendment of the Community plan.for the project.