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Maui Planning Commission Considers FEA for Mākena Resort

March 14, 2017, 9:29 AM HST · Updated March 15, 5:56 AM
Wendy Osher · 41 Comments
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The Final Environmental Assessment for a 47.15-acre portion of the 1,800-acre Mākena Resort Development in South Maui resurfaces for discussion today before the Maui Planning Commission.

Developers ATC Mākena Holdings presented the project to the commission earlier this year on Jan. 10, but the panel voted to defer action on the plans pending a request for more information.

The project would include 158 units and a commercial village located in the vicinity of Mākena Alanui Road and Honoiki Street

Among those expected to testify against the project is the Group Maui Tomorrow, whose members argue the development above Mākena Landing would impact cultural sites and near-shore water quality. They are asking for a full supplemental EIS to be commissioned for the site.

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Supporters of the project have said the plans and design offer an environmentally conscious approach and say that the project would create employment opportunities.

The Commission may accept the Final Environmental Assessment with a Finding of No Significant Impact, or take some other action.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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