Three plots of land (see TMK’s in 2 photos) in the Kulanihakoi River gulch in N. Kihei, mauka of South Kihei Rd. (SKR), have had changes in ownership in this century, the most recent purchase by developer Peter Savio of Honolulu. Prior to this purchase, he purchased similar land in the Waipuilani River gulch, also just mauka of SKR near Ho’onani. Both of these locations logically repeatedly flood and overflow because of the natural environment.
After each purchase, we noted heavy equipment was brought onto the lands performing what looked to us like grubbing and grading. While we suspected illegal actions were happening at the site south of Kaonoulu, we now have confirmation from county that the work was being performed without the required permits as the county has posted violation notices for the three Kulanihakoi gulch properties.
We suspect the same type of illegal activity is going on at the Waipuilani site, at the mauka end of Ho’onani.