After about 3 decades and numerous ups and downs, modifications and mitigations, this large proposed residential project just south of Maui Meadows continues on. They are applying for second phase approval by the Maui Planning Commission in January. The biggest issue is the preservation of cultural sites and the natural environment. This area has been expanded to 162 acres.
They assured KCA that they will be working with Low Impact Design principals, perhaps with Amanda Cording, for site development. The gulches will remain open. There will be walking connectivity throughout with sidewalks and bikeways. The golf course has been scratched. The small village of small mixed use commercial remains.
Pi’ilani Hwy will be widened to 4 lanes where it now narrows to 2, with bike lanes in each direction. KCA requested roundabouts instead of signals at all intersections that require mitigation.
We also requested using Green Streets and Complete Streets principals and a clear vehicular connection to a future bypass road mauka of project.
Affordable housing is now to be located within the project instead of in north Kihei. We asked for the price range of affordable housing units and were informed prices are based on affordable statistics at the time and cannot yet be determined. There will be a mix of rentals and fee simple properties in the affordable category.
Charlie Jencks is apparently no longer associated with the project and has moved off island and Dean Frampton is now overseeing the project management for the ownership entity.