UPDATE: As reported in todays (5/25/12) Maui News, http://mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/561426/County—In-Brief.html ,The County Planning Commission approved a requested land use change in Kihei mauka of Pi’ilani Highway from the present Agricultural to Urban and Heavy Industrial.

UPDATE:County  Planning Commission hearing on request for zoning changes was this morning, Tuesday 5/22/12 at 9 AM. http://www.co.maui.hi.us/archives/85/052212.age.pdf KCA testified against the proposed zoning and land use changes, seeminly to no avail, as we await decision from the Commission. If approved, the request for changes from Ag to Urban Industrial will move onto the County Council for a decision. Stay tuned.

The KCA Planning committee met with three entities on Tuesday (5/8/12) to discuss their proposed changes to zoning and land use designation for this 33 year old industrial facility. Blanca Lafollette of Pacific Rim Land, Ken Gift of Goodfellow Brothers and Mich Hirano of Munekiyo and Hiraga presented the history of Kihei Rock Crushing on E Welakahao, adjacent to the County waste water facility and their reason for a request to make the land designation changes from Agricultural to Urban and Industrial, although they stated they plan no changes to the operation.  KCA will advise them our opinion after committee discussion.

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