Maui Fair

Happening Now! The 95th Maui Fair! The fair takes place at the War Memorial Complex in Kahului. The theme for this years Fair is “Celebrating the Greatest Things In Life”. $10 admission fee for adults, kids aged 5-11 $5 admission fee. 4 and under are free. On Sunday the admission fee lowers to $7 and $3 respectively.

This year the fair will be having its first street party starting at 5:30 pm. Be on the lookout tonight for a possible flashmob! On Sunday the street party will have some Aloha Characters.  Sunday at 3:00 at the main stage is the 12th annual Chili Cookoff sponsored by the Maui Fire Department. All proceeds of the Chili Cookoff will benefit the Shriners Hospital on behalf of the Maui County Fire Fighters Relief Association.

The Joy Zone has a new ride this year! Come by and ride the “Seven Seas”! Other rides include Magic Maze, Umbrella Squad, Zipper, and the Wave Swinger! Credits per ride vary. You can see more information regarding rides and credit cost here.

Events taking place at the fair this year include exhibits, a pie contest, baby of the year contest, and World Of Jam dance competition! These are just a sampling of the events that will be happening all throughout the weekend. To see a complete list of activities and entertainment, visit the Maui Fair website.

Enjoy your weekend!

Makena Resort Moves Forward

Maui Planning Commission is receiving praise for unanimously approving the SMA (special management area) for the $354.5 million Makena Resort.

The project was scaled down from 158 units to 134 units. These will include multifamily units, cottages, custom lots, and commercial space.

The project cut three multifamily buildings, two cottages, and one vacation rental unit. Lots for custom homes were moved and parking for the beach was increased.

Commissioners were won over by the attention to the community the project gave.  The resort has generated 160 jobs during the construction phase, and approximately 145 jobs will result from resort operations.

Contact the Hansen Ohana today to learn more about the Makena Resort.  You can read the entire article via the Maui News here.

Makena Development Project

If you are interested in Makena’s Discovery Land Developments, need additional information or wish to view the project, contact us at Hansens@MauiRealEstate.net.

Project construction has begun on the new Makena Golf & Beach Club.  This private beachfront community is will house 50 condominium units, a brand new restaurant, pool, spa, and common area. The estimated cost of the project is $240 million.

The project, headed by Discovery Land and Good Fellow Bros., is expected to generate 270 construction jobs.  The project should take approximately 3 years to complete.  First occupants are expected in late 2018.

To read the entire article, visit the  Maui News website here.

Waiehu Golf Course Saved

Maui County Council Budget and Finance Committee finalized the budget for 2018. The budget includes saving Waiehu Golf Course, and funds to resurface roads. The budget for 2018 fiscal year will take effect on July 1.

The proposed budget is $45.3 million more than the current fiscal years budget. $5.2 million is allocated for road resurfacing, and $2.5 million on environmental protection. Saving the golf course was a priority for the committee.  Other Budget highlights include $4.3 Million for the revitalization of Wailuku town, $25 million for a new county service center at the Maui Business Park in Kahului, $1.2 Million for the expansion of Kula Agricultural Park, just to name a few.

To read this article in its entirety list Maui News here.

Grid Solar Supply

For a short time, MECO is processing Maui Customer Grid Supply Solar solar applications again, without the need for batteries.  This won’t last long! Right now, you have an opportunity to get your solar PV system pre-approved, and save you thousands of dollars, since you can do it without batteries. If you are even contemplating solar PV, you should submit an application now. This will keep your options open for the next 18 months. Pacific Energy does not charge an application processing fee, like almost all other solar companies. Contact Pacific Energy to submit an application within the next few weeks, to be sure you can take advantage of this opportunity. Please tell your clients, friends and family.
*Disclosure: The owner of Pacific Energy is related to the owners of Maui Luxury Real Estate.