The following information has been obtained mainly from Maui News’ posted article today. Please note any of this information is not guaranteed and subject to change without notice. It’s a very important time for Maui opening up its doors. We want visitors to return but need to protect our special island against another pandemic. Thank you one and all for loving and respecting Maui and it’s beauty. We are available to assist and have lists of what is available to enjoy once you arrive. Here’s an update:
Maui News mentioned that Maui will be expecting about 1,000 to 1,100 visitors today and thereafter the best guess about 1,300 the next week. If you are planning to travel to Maui, please be sure to follow the testing rules and information. Maui News suggested going to the site: hawaiicovid19.com. Upon arrival you will be given informational about Maui County rules such as face mask mandates, social distancing, etc. Please be sure to read the material. It may vary from where you are traveling from. Also note where you are staying should also have materials for you. Maui County is hoping that travelers will take the voluntary second test a few days after arrival. Incentives will be offered (coupons and discounts).
Great news regarding travel to Maui (without a 14-day quarantine) from the Mainland US beginning October 15, 2020 with a valid negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours before arrival on Maui. See link below. While we are still experiencing Covid-19 cases worldwide it appears that we are finding a way forward while medical doctors are having success in curing most Covid-19 cases. We will hopefully have a vaccine available in the next few months.
Below is a quick synopsis from the Maui Chamber of Commerce.
Governor Ige Announces New Travel Reopening Date
Governor Ige just announced that the new date to launch the Trans-Pacific pre-travel test program is now October 15th. They are currently working with various partners including CVS and Kaiser Permanente on these tests and creating a digital platform.
Lieutenant Governor Green provided an overview of the process:
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As reported by the Maui News, two housing projects were approved in South Maui by the county. The two projects include Liloa Hale Senior Rental Housing and Hale Kaiola.
A three story building will house 117 apartments at Liloa Hale. Hale Kaiola will be 40 duplex units. The council voted its approval of the project 9-0.
Construction should begin within two years and be complete within five years.
As reported by Maui News, over 3,000 acres of upcountry land has been purchased by the state. The plans for the land include trails for hiking, picnic spots, and forests excursions. Reforestation is also a top priority which will provide clean drinking water to Makawao residents.
Public use of the area is most likely at least a year out.
Updates courtesy of the Grand Champions Villas Newsletter.
Grand Wailea has the preliminary approval for major expansion, however, they are pending approval from the county.
The Shops at Wailea are in the progress of their renovation and expect to be completed in late November.
Plans for the sidewalk from the Marriot Residence Inn up to the Gateway Shopping Center have been submitted to the County. The County is moving ahead on approval. It is hopeful this project will be complete by December 1, 2020.
Andaz, building A (19 units) should be completed mid-March 2021, crane removal early September.
Makali’i 17 buildings with 68 units anticipated completion August 2021.
Wailea Ike Hotel (110 units) completion in November 15, 2020 opening December 15, 2020, sidewalks completed and awaiting crosswalks.
Hoku O Wailea (Star of Wailea). Off Okolani drive near Kai Malu: Final plans approved for 15 buildings (75 units). Construction date is the end of the year with 12 units already under contract.
The concept was approved for 57 condominium style single family units between Wailea Alanui Dr and Kapili St which is currently under review by the Design Committee.
Jac Kean professional and storage facility planned for above Ekolu is awaiting building permits.
Wailea Community Association Offices are still in the planning process as an easement revision has been sent to the County.
A permanent traffic light is to be installed in February 2021 to the intersection of Okolani and Piilani.
WCA is committed to upgraded security, particularly through the month of August. There have been no issues in Wailea to report.