I am writing to express my deep disappointment in the State Land Use Board and their recent decision to extend the review of the Pi'ilani Promenade project. The meeting should have been the last one on this issue, and the project should have people working. The project will be an improvement to Kihei and provide a lot of needed employment.
I live in Kihei, next door to the development. I was on the General Plan Advisory Committee for three years discussing the new Maui County General Plan, and this project fits into that plan. The group that opposes this project has a history and track record of opposing most projects on Maui. As a resident of Maui for 40 years and of Kihei for three years, I reject the representation that this project is bad for Kihei and will add to the traffic. Remember, this is the state-designated intersection for the Upcountry highway!
We are fortunate the developer of the Pi'ilani project is paying for the cost of the intersection and the portion of the Upcountry highway through their property.