The Maui News - Maui veterans have fought to update and relocate several offices to create a one-stop medical complex in Central Maui. Over the next few years, their dream may finally come true.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs approved earlier this year a 15,000-square-foot facility with a budget of just under $10 million. The complex will replace the VA's Maui Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Kahului and allow space for other services to expand.
There are currently three offices that serve Valley Isle veterans.
One of the prime sites for a new veterans service complex is about 4.5 acres of Maui High School land designated for agricultural use. The complex would sit along West Papa Avenue.
The approval of the project comes as the lease for the current outpatient clinic on Ho'ohana Street cannot be renewed by the VA, because the structure does not meet federal seismic requirements.