Our Design Review Committee (DRC) Receives New Development Info

UPDATE 7/5/17   Maui Planning Commission hearing on Tuesday (7/11/17- 9 AM) first agenda item

UPDATE 5/5/17 #Kihei    So over a year has passed  and Pete Sullivan is back with update on his project, Hawaii Materials Recycling. With expectation of going before the County’s planning commission in June for a Special use Permit, he offered his plan to our committee and answered questions.on a variety of concerns including traffic impacts, drainage and other environmental concerns , including noise, odor and dust.  The committee generally  supported what the project was designed to do, recycle material which often goes into the land full

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This morning (4/7/16) a new challenge was engaged by the Design Review Committee (DRC) in a 10 AM meeting with Pete Sullivan of PB Sullivan http://www.pbsullivanconst.com/ (PBS) of Kihei, an existing KCA Gold level business member, and his consultant Rory Frampton. They advised PBS is examining leasing about 10 acres from Haleakala Ranch in the area of the County’s water treatment plant, mauka of the Pi’ilani Highway for a rock crushing recycling facility

The DRC commended them for coming to us at this very preliminary stage to present their general concepts, rather than already designed plans, and listening to our comments and answering questions.

This proposed project is of a varied genre than those we usually review, which are residential projects of various types, or commercial building ones. This one is basically a “mobile recycling one”, using equipment for crushing large rocks or concrete into smaller ones for use in construction.

Further they clarified that the growing misconception that this was to replace a closing land fill in Maalaea near corner of NKR and Honoapi’ilani Hwy. It specialized in just accepting construction waste, but the Committee was made to understand that this Sullivan project was in no way a land fill, & they would NOT accept many of the materials now accepted there at least in the initial conception. No organic and no hazmat will be accepted.

The basic concerns the DRC expressed were environmental, e.g. runoff, dust, noise, etc and potential traffic disruption at the intersection to the Pi’ilani Hwy.

No decisions were made except for further communication at appropriate stages, once they applied for needed permits.IMG_2364

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