Public input sought on new business park

A sign advertising lots for sale in the Pulehunui commercial business park in Central Maui is shown last month. -- The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

A sign advertising lots for sale in the Pulehunui commercial business park in Central Maui is shown last month. -- The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

The Maui News

Community input is being sought on a proposed light industrial and commercial business park at Pulehunui in Central Maui, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced.

A public meeting is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Kihei Community Center. More information on the project will be provided at the meeting.

The department’s 280-acre industrial and business park site is located along Mokulele Highway, next to the Hawaii National Guard Armory and the county Raceway Park. It is in the vicinity of the former Naval Air Station Puunene and the Maui Humane Society.

It is within the urban-growth boundary of the Maui Island Plan. A state land use district boundary amendment, a county community plan amendment and a change of zoning would be required.

An environmental impact statement is being prepared to address potential impacts and propose mitigation measures. A preparation notice for the document was published March 8. It may be downloaded at oeqc.doh.hawaii.gov/Shared%20Documents/EA_and_EIS_Online_Library/Maui/2010s/2017-03-08-MA-5B-EISPN-DLNR-Business-Park.pdf.

Previously, the project area was under a revocable permit to the now-shuttered Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.

Project plans call for the project to include small, medium and large lots for light industrial, commercial, nonprofit and public/quasi-public uses, along with infrastructure.

Lease revenue generated by the project would help pay for management of public lands and support for DLNR divisions, including the Commission on Water Resource Management, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Division of State Parks, Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, Engineering Division and Land Division.

For more information, visit dlnr.hawaii.gov/ld/proposedThe Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo dlnr-industrial-and-business-park-at-pulehunui-maui/ or contact Ian.C.Hirokawa@hawaii.gov.

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