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Pulehunui project receives OK on final environmental assessment

December 13, 2012
The Maui Weekly

The Maui News - The Maui Planning Commission accepted a final environmental assessment Tuesday, Nov. 27, for CMBY Investment's proposed 86-acre, $20 million heavy industrial subdivision in Pu'unene.

The panel also made a finding of no significant environmental impact and did not require the developer to do a more detailed environmental impact statement.

The final environmental assessment will be forwarded to the state Office of Environmental Quality Control, which will post the document online and solicit public comments. The commission will have another chance to review the project and propose conditions when it returns for review for a community plan amendment and change of zoning.

Commission member Wayne Hedani later jokingly referred to the new zoning as "super bad ass industrial."

The project would be located off Mokulele Highway, four miles south of Kahului and three miles north of Kihei.

The site is within the proposed urban-growth boundaries in the proposed Maui Island Plan and within the Pulehunui planned growth area.



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