STATE LAND USE COMMISSION (LUC) PUBLIC MEETING ON FUTURE OF PI’ILANI PROMENADE, AKA MEGAMALL

Wednesday, July 11 at 9:00 AM at the MACC, Haynes Room

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We plan to offer our mana’o to the volunteer commissioners as they conduct their meeting, including a status report on what is legally allowed on this huge plot of land. There is no assurance that any decision will be taken that morning.

The commission is expected to hear a proposed update from Harry Lake of Koa Partners, the stated representative of land owner Sarofim Realty of Dallas, Texas.

For KCA, our position remains that whatever is proposed here needs major support infrastructure, as our community plan states, concurrent with development. But we also see that a community plan amendment is a reasonable tool to achieve something better for our community.. So much has changed over decades.

Our community is united in seeing the prime need in development is housing for our residents, so truly affordable housing for the working class living here. A mix of rentals and purchased homes, possibly senior housing, which can be infused with some support businesses. Such development must have reasonable, safe connectivity to the high school, especially walking and bicycling away from the highway.

Here is link to the LUC meeting agenda: http://files.hawaii.gov/luc/agendas/agenda2018/07112018kahului.pdf 

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One Response to “STATE LAND USE COMMISSION (LUC) PUBLIC MEETING ON FUTURE OF PI’ILANI PROMENADE, AKA MEGAMALL”

  1. Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez July 15, 2018 at 10:57 am

    More housing an excellent idea. 250 affordable housing units were saved from Promenade and moved back to Kaonoulu (Wailea 670) development. 125 owner occupied and 125 rentals. Have to be built
    first before any other housing in project.

    Old Piilani Promenade site not zoned for single family housing. As light industrial can only be commercial and multi-family housing. Will require zoning change, community plan amendment (currently single family housing not allowed as per community desire and hard work on plan development), community meeting and financing.

    Will only take an estimated 7-10 years to complete needed changes.

    Kihei lost a lot of potential mutiny-family housing when
    zoning changed to build out Piilani Shopping Center.