Goal is to restore pride to historic districts

I was pleased to see a prison term for a man convicted of dealing drugs under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina (The Maui News, March 16). Not only was this offense perpetrated next to an elementary school, it was done in the heart of the Lahaina Historic District.

The Lahaina Historic Districts are rich in history and culture, however these aspects are lost amid the traffic congestion, drug dealers and the scores of people sleeping in the parks.

The community is working on a planning project titled IMAGINE, and is collectively developing a strategy to address these urgent concerns and restore the pride and respect to this area of Lahaina.

The next community meeting for the IMAGINE project is at 5:30 p.m. March 28 in the Pioneer Inn’s Snug Harbor room. Issues on the agenda are a review of the transportation/parking plan and beautification projects that were developed at the last meeting. The public is invited to attend.

Theo Morrison

Executive Director

Lahaina Restoration Foundation