Maui News

Blessing held for 324 unit Kaulana Mahina workforce apartments in Wailuku, Maui

Listen to this Article
2 minutes
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

Kaponoai Molitau in the center with State Senator Gilbert Keith Agaran and council member Kelly King on the left ad council members Tasha Kama, Yuki Lei Sugimura and Council chair Alice Lee to the right.

An official blessing was held on Monday for the new Kaulana Mahina development in Central Maui. Kaulana Mahina features long-term workforce rentals and a community/recreation center, on 14.4 acres in Wailuku.

The site is bound by Waiʻale Road (east), Kuikahi Drive (north) and Honoapiʻilani Highway (west).

L to R. Doug Rogers from Moss & Associates, HHFDC Director Denise Matsubara, State Representative Kyle Yamashita, Dept. of Housing and Human Concerns – Director Lori Tsuhako, Linda Schatz, Mayor Victorino, Council Chair Alice Lee, State Representative Troy Hashimoto, State Senator Gilbert Keith Agaran, Jack Dowling from The Dowling Company dig their oʻo into the soil and see blessings for safe and productive construction. Blessing by Kumu Kaponoʻai Molitau.

“This will be the first workforce apartment project developed on Maui in more than 20 years,” said Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino. “Breaking ground on this new development is another important milestone in our efforts to provide more affordable rentals for our hard-working residents.”


Kaulana Mahina comprises 324 units, including studios and one- to three-bedroom units. The professionally managed project will have many amenities for its residents—a gym, pool, yoga room, resident lounge, lawn area for a playground, and dog park—all included in monthly rent.

The development is 60% affordable and is considered a 201H affordable housing project.

The developer is BIT Wailuku LLC, comprised of PNC Realty Investors, Inc., Legacy Partners, Pacific Coast Capital Partners and others. The project is collaboration with the County of Maui, Mayor’s Office and Maui County Council, as well as Hawai‘i Housing Finance Development Corporation.


The blessing ceremony was be led by Kaponoʻai Molitau, while government officials and department heads assisted with the ceremonial groundbreaking.

Mayor Victorino and State Representative Kyle Yamashita acknowledge the commitment and dedicated team who made Kaulana Mahina a reality.

The developer is BIT Wailuku LLC, comprised of PNC Realty Investors, Inc., Legacy Partners, Pacific Coast Capital Partners, Dowling Company, Pier Investments, and Schatz Collaborative LLC. The construction and design team is Moss & Associates, Clifford Planning & Architecture, Warren S. Unemori Engineering, Inc., and Group Pacific.


Sponsored Content

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments