project is proposed within the Kihei-Makena Community Plan as Project
District 9 and is described as a planned community incorporating
a variety of elements. The following describes the various elements
and how the project is responding to each:
of Single- and Multi-Family Housing
A maximum of 1,400 dwelling units are proposed within the project
plan of which 40% will be single-family and 60% multi-family. The
proposed project district ordinance allows for a variety of product
types to be built including zero lot line, single-family and multi-family
homes in a variety of configurations. The question of affordability
has been addressed by providing units in a low, moderate and median
The VMX concept is unique to the project in that it provides an
opportunity to create a true mixed use community providing the uses
and facilities to serve the community. Neighborhood level commercial
uses combined with multi-family residential uses create this mix
of uses that are the hallmark of the smart growth concept. This
combination of uses is unique to the project.
The current zoning for the project area provides for two 18-hole
golf courses. The proposed plan for the project area includes the
development of one 18-hole golf course to fulfill the recreation
requirements of the Community Plan. This course is intended to be
a homeowner course that provides for structured public play provided
through a cooperative relationship with Maui Junior Golf and the
non-profit organizations in Maui County.
& Private Amenities
Public park and open space areas oriented to community use are provided
for in the project plan. Bike and pedestrian ways are being provided
throughout the project on the primary and secondary roadway network
and are designed to be both on and off road facilities depending
upon the roadway level of service.
Buffer zones for both the adjacent communities and the major access
roads including the Pi‘ilani Highway have been included within
the design details for the project. The buffer for the Maui Meadows/project
interface will be 116’.
Public Use Site
The State Land Use Commission required a site be set aside for a
future public use and the Maui County Council, in the original zoning
request for the project, followed this condition by requiring a
fire station site. The County of Maui has now completed a fire station
for the South Maui area on Kilohana Road and the project team requested
and received approval from the State Land Use Commission to delete
this condition from the Decision and Order granted to the project.
The project team remains ready to address the needs of Maui County
in the need for public facility sites and has created the opportunity
to do so in the VMX use category within the project.
For an overview of the Land Use history for the Honua‘ula