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Fast-track Affordable Housing Project Seeks 70 units in Wailuku

May 11, 2016, 2:51 PM HST
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The 70 unit Waiʻale Affordable Housing project proposed for development on 10.36 acres just north of the Waikapū Gardens subdivision on Maui, surfaces for consideration at the Maui County Council’s Land Use Committee meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in the Council Chamber.

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Committee Chair Robert Carroll made the announcement saying the project provides an opportunity to address the community’s affordable housing crisis.

“Though the committee will face strict time pressures, I urge the members to review the application carefully so that we can recommend a project that is fair to those who will shoulder the cost of these exemptions and is beneficial to the community at large,” said Carroll.

The project has been proposed under the “fast-track” Chapter 201H, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, which provides developers of qualified affordable-housing projects the opportunity to seek exemptions from certain laws relating to planning, zoning, construction, and development.

The applicant, Waiʻale Road 201 LLC, is assisted by V. Bagoyo Development Consulting Group, LLC.

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The applicant has requested exemptions from certain infrastructure and permitting requirements as well as land use changes.

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By state law, the council has 45 days, or until June 20, 2016 to act on the proposal. Otherwise, it will be deemed approved.

Testimony may be submitted to [email protected] referencing LU-2(3).

Waiʻale Affordable Housing project site aerial image. Image courtesy Bagoyo Development Consulting Group - Application for Affordable Housing Subdivision.

Waiʻale Affordable Housing project site aerial image. Image courtesy Bagoyo Development Consulting Group – Application for Affordable Housing Subdivision.

Waiʻale Affordable Housing project site facing Northwest from the corner of Kokilolio Street and Waiʻale Road. Image courtesy Bagoyo Development Consulting Group - Application for Affordable Housing Subdivision.

Waiʻale Affordable Housing project site facing Northwest from the corner of Kokilolio Street and Waiʻale Road. Image courtesy Bagoyo Development Consulting Group – Application for Affordable Housing Subdivision.

Waiʻale Affordable Housing project site facing west from Waiʻale Road. Image courtesy Bagoyo Development Consulting Group - Application for Affordable Housing Subdivision.

Waiʻale Affordable Housing project site facing west from Waiʻale Road. Image courtesy Bagoyo Development Consulting Group – Application for Affordable Housing Subdivision.

Waiʻale Affordable Housing draft concept plan. Image courtesy Bagoyo Development Consulting Group - Application for Affordable Housing Subdivision.

Waiʻale Affordable Housing draft concept plan. Image courtesy Bagoyo Development Consulting Group – Application for Affordable Housing Subdivision.

Waiʻale Affordable Housing draft concept plan. Image courtesy Office of Council Services via Hawaiʻi Land Design.

Waiʻale Affordable Housing draft concept plan. Image courtesy Office of Council Services via Hawaiʻi Land Design.

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