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DLNR completes new Maui annex building

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources Maui District Office Complex on Mahalani , currently provides office space for 21 staffers from DLNR’s Aquatic Resources, Historic Preservation, Land Management and Engineering divisions. There is also a receiving area for people seeking permits and information, a conference room, file storage rooms, bathrooms and showers for staffers and a large covered bay where two trailered boats can be parked and washed. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
DLNR aquatic biologist Russell Sparks (right) talks with engineer Alan Matsuda in Matsuda’s office Tuesday.
The conference room can be center-divided into two rooms.

The Maui News

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources held a blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday to mark the completion of its new 8,000-square-foot Maui annex building, which will house four divisions.

The DLNR Maui Office Annex building is located on Mahalani Street in Wailuku, next door to The Maui News. It will provide office space for staff from the Division of Aquatic Resources, State Historic Preservation Division, the Land Division and Engineering Division.

The updated facility is designed to maximize space within a triangular footprint. Increased ambient lighting and a photovoltaic system will lower operational costs, DLNR said in a news release.

“It’s so important for all divisions of DLNR to work together, to meet with each other and meet with constituents and stakeholders in a central location,” DLNR Chairwoman Suzanne Case said during the blessing. “This beautiful building will enhance the really important work DLNR staff performs for the people of Maui Nui.”