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Two meetings on Pulelehua project set for Saturday

The Maui News

Community open house for the 304-acre Pulelehua community in West Maui will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Princess Nahienaena Elementary School Cafeteria.

The project is being developed by Paul Cheng, president of Maui Oceanview LP, which bought the land from Maui Land & Pineapple Co. in 2016. The meeting notice says that plans include jogging and bike trails, a 10-acre multisport park, water treatment system, neighborhood service retail centers and a future elementary school.

At a state Land Use Commission meeting in late September, the developers sought to decrease the percentage of workforce housing from from 51 to 31 percent, or 280 units instead for 450 units. The developers said the originally approved percentage was “not economical.”

The new Pulelehua proposal discussed at the LUC called for 900 units — 800 multifamily rentals and 100 single-family lots. Of the 800 multifamily units, 520 would be market rate and 280 affordable. The single-family lots would be sold undeveloped; the buyer could decide whether to build a home and potentially an ohana unit, the developer said.

The project area between the Kapalua Airport and Honoapiilani Highway would include 70,000 square feet of commercial retail space, 10 acres for a community park that would be dedicated to the county and 13 acres for a proposed school site that would be donated to the state. It also would include its own water and wastewater treatment plants, the developers told the LUC.

To RSVP for the meeting, email info@pulelehua.com. Refreshments will be served.

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