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Open House on Community Design and the West Maui Community Plan

September 28, 2017, 1:05 PM HST · Updated September 28, 3:13 PM
Nikki Schenfeld · 1 Comment
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A community meeting is planned to discuss community design as part of the update of the West Maui Community Plan on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Maui Senior Center at 788 Pauoa Street, Lahaina.

The agenda includes an open house where the public can provide feedback on housing options, redevelopment opportunities, walking and biking improvements, and other important topics.

Attendees will also learn about the community planning process, view maps and information, meet the project team, and learn how the design of communities impacts daily lives.

Officials with the group say the informal and interactive format of the open house allows the public to attend at any time during the three hour window and that there will be a number of “stations” for providing comments and speaking individually with Planning Department staff.

The West Maui Community Plan guides future growth in West Maui, and is the first of Maui Island’s six community-specific plans to be updated since County Council adopted the Maui Island Plan in 2012.

The existing West Maui Community Plan was adopted in 1996. The update process involves numerous community meetings and workshops followed by the formation of a Community Plan Advisory Committee, which will review a draft updated plan and provide recommendations.

The Maui Planning Commission will then review the draft plan and provide recommendations to the Maui County Council, which ultimately adopts the plan.

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More information about the West Maui Community Plan update is available here, and general planning information is available here.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.
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