Meeting to focus on West Maui housing

Housing issues will be the topic Tuesday as the county Planning Department holds a public meeting on the update of the West Maui Community Plan.

The meeting will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St. An open house runs from 5 to 5:30, followed by a panel discussion with developers from 5:30 to 6:45, and a question-and-answer session from 6:45 to 8.

The public is invited to discuss housing issues affecting West Maui, such as the housing shortage and lack of affordable and workforce housing.

A panel of local developers who are building affordable housing projects in West Maui will be available to answer questions, as will Planning Department representatives.

More information about the West Maui Community Plan update is available at, and on Facebook and Instagram @wearemaui.

The West Maui Community Plan guides future growth in the region and is the first of Maui island’s six community-specific plans to be updated since the County Council adopted the Maui Island Plan in 2012. The existing West Maui Community Plan was adopted in 1996.

The update process involves community meetings and workshops, followed by the formation of a Community Plan Advisory Committee, which will review a draft updated plan and provide recommendations.

The Maui Planning Commission then will review the draft plan and provide recommendations to the County Council, which ultimately adopts the plan.

The West Maui Taxpayers Association will be holding a separate community meeting to discuss housing at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the West Maui Senior Center. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

This meeting will focus on housing shortages for the unsheltered, houseless and homeless. The nonprofit association provides an organized voice on public and private improvements from Lahaina to Kapalua.

For more information on the association, go to