Whats Happening At Maui’s Old Kmart??

U-Haul is renovating the 107,520 square foot old Kmart into a rental truck showroom and storage units. The project is expected to be completed within 6 months to 1 year. In addition to the storage and rental trucks the U-Haul will also provide trailer hitch installations, propane tank sales, and moving supplies.

View more information on the U-Haul renovation via Maui News here.

Repairs Started on South Kihei Road

Repairs are underway on South Kihei Road old culvert bridge. The hope is to stop erosion and stabilize the area. The completion deadline is set for the end of January. Read more on the project via Maui News here.

Old Makena Resort

Maui Planning Commission has approved ATC Makena Holdings the demolishing of the old Makena Beach & Golf resort. They no longer have to build a separate 76 unit boutique hotel on the 24 acre site. The project density has been brought down from 152 units to 65 units. The vote was 5 to 1 in favor of the new amendments.

The initial boutique hotel will now be replaced with multifamily buildings. There were concerns with converting the old hotel into a boutique hotel that included the age of the structure. Long time residents of Makena are in favor of the new changes to the project.

To find out more information on this project and the new proposed changes, you can read the article via the Maui News here.

How To Prevent Fires In The Home

We have all seen what fires can do to innocent lives.  Here’s a few tips that might save your life.  I’d like to thank Brady Spangler of Axia Home Loans for sharing this.

Everyone sets off a smoke alarm every now and then, but actual home fires happen more than you may realize. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were more than 358,500 home fires per year from 2011-2015, resulting in an annual average of $6.7 billion in damage. Here’s what you need to know to prevent fire in your home.

Where Fires Start
Home fires are most likely to start in the kitchen, with cooking equipment being the leading cause. Never leave a burning stove unattended, and make sure towels, curtains and other flammables aren’t too close to the cooktop. Have a lid handy to help smother potential flames.

Space heaters, chimneys and fireplaces are also cause for concern. Buy heating equipment with automatic shut-offs, and keep heaters away from upholstered furniture, clothing and bedding. And be sure to have your chimney professionally cleaned and inspected every year.

Smoke Alarms
Your home should be equipped with functioning smoke alarms. The NFPA recommends having one alarm on each level of your home, inside each bedroom and outside each sleeping area. Test alarms monthly and replace batteries twice a year.

Fire Escape Plan

It’s also important to have a fire escape route planned in case evacuation is necessary. Walk through each room in your home and identify two possible exits in case of fire. Be sure to set a meeting place where everyone should gather once they are safely outside.

Practice your escape plan and these safety tips regularly. Fire safety is never something you want to leave to chance.

The Hansen Ohana Gives Back To The Community

Thank you Clint Hansen, Maui Paintball Owner and Broker/Partner at The Hansen Ohana’s Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC, for giving back to our Maui community and Maui’s future by supporting the teen academy and the Children’s Justice Center.

Maui Paintball hosted police training simulation for approximately 10 teens who participated in the second annual Maui Police Department Teen Academy. Not only did the teens learn firearm safety, they participated in fitness training, CPR training, toured a correctional facility, and also toured the Wailuku Police Station cooperatively with Pyramis Company.

To participate in the program, students must show an interest in a police career, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students must fill out an application and be interviewed by a three-officer panel before being chosen as one of the ten to participate.

Clint Hansen donates the use of the paintball field, time of his employees, safety gear, and equipment to the program. To read more about the Teen Academy, visit the Maui News website here.

Congratulations to all on the continued success of the program!