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Virtual meeting to discuss Pulelehua housing credits

The Maui News

A virtual town hall meeting will be held Jan. 26 to discuss proposed workforce housing credits related to the Pulelehua development in West Maui, the county announced Tuesday.

The Department of Housing and Human Concerns will host the meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday via the BlueJeans videoconferencing platform.

The meeting will discuss a request from Maui Oceanview LP for the department to issue 120 workforce housing credits for its Pulelehua development in West Maui.

In 2019, the developer entered into a settlement agreement with project opponents. Because of that settlement agreement, the state Land Use Commission increased the number of workforce housing units in the project from 280 to 400, according to a news release. The developer has taken the position that Maui Oceanview LP should receive 120 workforce credits for the increase in units that resulted from that agreement.

The department was not a party to the agreement made between the developer and the project’s opponents, and is seeking public input on whether it is in the public’s best interest to award credits for the additional units the developer is required to build because of the state Land Use Commission’s order.

The public can access the meeting at bluejeans.com/ 564641949.

Written testimony may be submitted to the Department of Housing and Human Concerns, County of Maui, 2200 Main St., Suite 546, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Written testimony must be received by the department before the town hall meeting closes on Jan. 26.

For more information, call (808) 270-7805.

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