So everyone’s seen reWailuku’s fancy new video of the proposed Wailuku Civic Hub, right? It’s on YouTube if you haven’t yet seen it, so by all means click here to see it. The video is a remarkable computer-designed projection of what the reWailuku hopes a snazzy new 428-stall parking garage in the heart of Wailuku Town will look like (spoiler: it looks like a futuristic … [Read more...] about Could the proposed Wailuku Civic Hub help gentrify Wailuku Town?
There's a vibrant new mural in the heart of Wailuku Town. The four-story painting on Main Street is dedicated to the launch of UVSC, the mission of which is to bring people together to provide a hopeful future for cancer patients. The “Mural of Hope” celebrates Wailuku Town and features six-year-old Bree Haunani Michie Lau Hee, the daughter of Wailuku residents Ikaika and … [Read more...] about Wailuku Town gets new ‘Mural of Hope’
It’s been a helluva year, and that’s not a good thing. For the United States, the watchwords for 2017 have been violence and hatred–against women, African-Americans, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and basically everyone who isn’t a straight white male. You don’t have to be a master at reading the room to know that greed and ignorance are triumphing over notions of cooperation … [Read more...] about 2017 MauiTime Year In Review
“Does a parking structure fit a live/work vision for the future without cars?” These 14 words appear about half-way through an Apr. 21, 2017 memo from the consulting firm P.U.M.A to Maui County planner Erin Wade and various other consultants concerning the proposed Wailuku Parking & Events Facility. The Maui Redevelopment Agency (MRA) will be discussing “the first … [Read more...] about Maui Redevelopment Agency to discuss proposed Wailuku Parking and Events Facility
Wailuku Town is in bad shape. It's impossible to think otherwise after reading a new report from Progressive Urban Management Associates (PUMA), a Denver-based consultant firm working under contract for the County of Maui. Titled "Wailuku Town Market Profile," the report's executive summary was released along with the upcoming May 26 Maui Redevelopment Agency meeting agenda. … [Read more...] about New report commissioned for County of Maui paints stark, depressing picture of Wailuku