This is a story that asks the question, “When is an asset not an asset?” The answer is, when it’s the more than 50 Fairways lots owned in fee by the County of Maui. These large lots are all located in Maui Lani, the up-market Kahului subdivision, where they are zoned for single-family dwellings. The property was in the public eye again last week at a July 23 public meeting … [Read more...] about When Is An Asset Not An Asset? County-owned Fairway lots at Maui Lani in the spotlight again
"I’ve known since I was five I wanted to be a marine scientist,” said Tara Owens. She grew up in Tennessee and spent summers along the South Carolina shore. Fast forward, Owens is now 40 and has been a Hawai‘i resident for more than 10 years. In the meantime she received her master’s of science degree in coastal geology from the University of Hawai‘i and is currently a UH Sea … [Read more...] about Visualizing Sea Level Rise on Maui: Sea Grant scientist Tara Owens explains how computer modeling helps prepare for climate change
Groundbreaking for underground infrastructure improvements along Vineyard and Church Streets is now scheduled to begin in August. At a May 24 meeting of the MRA, the agency announced that work on these offsite improvements (dubbed Phase 1-A) of the Wailuku Civic Complex project is anticipated to last 18 months. The department also released a draft of interim parking and shuttle … [Read more...] about Phase 1-A of Wailuku Civic Complex Scheduled to Begin in August: Interim parking and shuttle plans during construction announced
The Wailuku Parking Garage and Civic Complex project, with an estimated cost of $84.2 million, is the biggest number in the county’s FY2019 budget. The first phase of the project is set to begin mid-year. If fully funded, it will create a “super block” on the two-acre county municipal parking site which currently offers 214 spaces of free parking (see map, next page). As the … [Read more...] about Wailuku Civic Complex: ‘Winner’ or ‘Monstrosity’?
I: The Environmental Court and Judge Joseph Cardoza If you’ve lived on Maui for more than a year, you’ve most likely not only heard the arguments pro and con on cane burning by Hawaii Commercial & Sugar (HC&S), but have also formed your own opinion. No longer just tinder to ignite public debates over Maui’s environment and land use, the controversial cultivation … [Read more...] about We look at the legal firestorm that is Maui Environmental Court’s new cane burning lawsuit