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Pi‘ilani Promenade Developers Release Update

Proposed project has been modified in response to input from KCA board and the community.

June 16, 2014
Maui Weekly

Sarofim Realty Advisors released a statement on the current status of their Business/Commercial, Light Industrial and Apartment Pi'ilani Promenade Project in South Maui last week.

"We are pleased to be invited to participate in the Kihei Community Association's (KCA) update on economic development, residential and job-creating projects planned for South Maui," said Charlie Jencks, owner's representative for the Pi'ilani Promenade (pictured on the front page). "We have met with the KCA's board of directors several times and appreciate the opportunity to continue to keep the association and the community informed of current plans."

"The proposed project has been modified in response to input received from the Kihei Community Association board of directors, the community meeting in which attendees were able to meet with the owners, and planning experts to directly share their views one-one-one and to make suggestions on the project, and public and agency comments received during the EISPN process," said a statement from Sarofim Realty Advisors.

The current plan is to develop a mix of business/commercial, light industrial and apartment uses on 75 acres. In compliance with the workforce housing ordinance, 25 percent of the apartments will be rented as affordable units. The project will include associated onsite infrastructure improvements, including, but not limited to, water, sewer, roads, drainage, electrical, bicycle and pedestrian pathways and landscaping.

Maui Electric Company (MECO) is proposing a new substation on the northern end of the site, the Sarofim statement said.

"All off-site project improvements (new water tank, water line, road improvements, etc.) that are required by the County of Maui will be at no cost to the taxpayers and have been guaranteed with a cash bond provided by the owners to the County of Maui," the Sarofim statement said.

Current entitlement work includes completion of the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for submittal to the state Land Use Commission this month, public review of that document, responses to comments and the filing of a final EIS later this year.

Follow-up actions will involve processing the Motion To Amend with the state Land Use Commission and possible amendments to the Kihei-Makena Community Plan.



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