$64 M in CIP Funds Included in House Bill for Central Maui
By Maui Now Staff
The State House today approved nearly $64 million for capital improvement projects in Central Maui.
The items were included in House Bill 500, HD1, which passed out of the House following a full vote today.
“The Maui delegation and I worked hard to upgrade and expand various facilities throughout Maui’s 9th District,” said Representative Justin Woodson in a press release statement.
Woodson, who represents Kahului, Puʻunēnē, Old Sand Hills and Maui Lani said, “We are grateful that the Governor approved the projects that we believe are fiscally responsible and well-deserved.”
Included in the appropriations is an estimated $7 million for the renovation and expansion of Maui High School’s music and physical fitness buildings.
“By improving the music and sports facilities, we hope to encourage healthier life styles and exposure to culture which ultimately contributes to a well-rounded individual,” said Woodson. “Funding was also provided to improve the heavily used Maui Raceway Park ($2 million), to replace the DLNR Maui annex building ($4 million), and make improvements to Central Maui Park ($5 million).”
Woodson noted that the largest appropriations were made for Kahului Harbor in the amount of $21 million, and $25 million for the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College.
“The funds for Kahului Harbor will be used to facilitate safer and more efficient use of operational areas for everyone using the harbor,” said Woodson.
A total of $63,965,000 was included in the bill for CIP projects in Central Maui. Below is a list highlighting the area appropriations included in HB500, HD1:
Maui High School
- Renovate and expand Band/Choir building, $ 4.05 million
- Replace and expand the gymnasium floor for cross play, $215,000
- Construct weight training and wrestling rooms $2.7 million
Central Maui Park
- Ground and site improvement; equipment and appurtenances, $5 million
DLNR Maui Annex, Construct replacement building, $4 million
- Raceway Park, Repave portions of track and improve facilities, $2 million
Kahului Harbor, Provide for safer, more efficient use of operational areas, $21 million
- University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, construct Food Innovation building, $25 million