Ask the Mayor: County-Owned Lots in Sandhills Estates

January 19, 2020, 12:00 PM HST · Updated January 19, 8:48 AM
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Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions.

Q: When is the County going to put up for sale the three lots it owns on Keoneloa Street in Wailuku as a result of the lawsuit about the 30-foot height restriction in the building code?

A: Mahalo for your question on this matter. In the first few months of my administration, I transmitted a resolution requesting the authorization from the County Council to dispose of the three County-owned Sandhills Estates lots.

My decision was based on a task force, which was convened in 2016, to consider and recommend the best usage for the lots. The task force determined that developing individual housing units on the site would not benefit the County and disposing of the lots was the best alternative for recouping funds for alternative affordable housing projects.

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In December 2016, the lots were appraised by an independent contractor for a total market value of $666,000.

The resolution is currently in the Economic Development and Budget Committee as item EDB-33, but has not been scheduled yet for discussion by the Council. I hope this answers your question and mahalo for your time.

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Submit your Maui County related questions to Mayor Michael Victorino by email at [email protected], by phone at 270-7855 or by mail at 200 S. High St., ninth floor, Wailuku 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column; to request a personal response to a concern, email [email protected]

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