The General Plan Committee has finished its review
of the MIP and is forwarding it’s committee report
and proposed plan to the full council.
Here are some of the most significant differences:
1. The whole Implementation chapter plus the
Appendix with all the needed CIP projects has been
completely left out with a hope to get it passed “next year”.
So the plan has no financial component.
2. Most of the maps at the end of each chapter
have been reduced in importance by renaming them
“diagrams”, and by stating that these maps have no
force of law and are merely for “informational purposes”.
This includes the transit corridors.
3. All of the “Protection Areas” on the maps have
been given the lowly status of not enforceable by law.
These include: Greenways, Green Belts, Parks,
Preservation Areas, and Sensitive Lands.
4. The GPAC and the Maui Planning Commission
worked hard to construct Urban and Rural Growth
Boundaries that would provide more than enough area
to accommodate all of the needed demand for housing units,
but NOT so large that it would become very costly for
the County and State to provide the needed infrastructure.
Unfortunately, The General Plan Committee has not bothered
to consider infrastructure costs and has greatly expanded
those growth boundaries to satisfy the requests of a number
of developers, none of whom provided any details on what
they are planning to do within these expanded boundaries.
The following are just some examples:
390 additional acres for Makena Resort’s luxury homes;
200 acres above the Waikapu golf courses for luxury homes;
230 acres around the Ulupalakua Ranch headquarters;
ALL the remaining open space between Wailuku and Waikapu;
330 acres around Haliimaile for A&B and ML&P.
You can find the committee report and the proposed plan here:
HERE ARE THE DIRECT LINKS: