Approvals Sought For 65 Acre Central Maui Park In The Master Planned Waiale Community

Approvals sought for 65 Acre Central Maui Park

By Wendy Osher
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The state Board of Land and Natural Resources will review a request this Friday for the acquisition of land for park use in Waikapu on Maui.

The park would be part of the 2550-unit master planned Waiale community, proposed for development along the Kuihelani Highway, west of Pomaikai Elementary School, the Legends, and Na Hoku Subdivision.

The 65 acre parcel is currently owned by Alexander & Baldwin and consists of unimproved fallow land. The company has submitted a request to the State Land Use Commission for re-classification of the property from agricultural to urban use.

A $9 million appropriation was made by the 2011 State Legislature in general obligation bonds for acquisition and development of the park.

Improvements envisioned for the property include the development of a variety of playing fields, parking, restrooms, and other facilities.