Housing Project Gets The Go Ahead

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.

Upcountry Forestland Acquired By The State

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.

 

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Pre-Travel Testing Update

Hawaii’s Governor Ige extended the  Mid-Pacific Pre-Travel Testing until at least October 1!

Unfortunately there has been an increase in Covid 19 cases which has the government concerned.  The population,like most places, has differing opinions about wearing masks vs not wearing masks. For our ways of dealing with the regulations email us at dad@MauiRealEstate.net.

Wailea Updates

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.