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Save Makena! 47-acre Resort Complex Being Proposed!


South Maui needs your help! TOMORROW, January 26th – 9am,  Maui Planning Commission 250 S. High St. (downstairs room)

We apologize for the late notice on this meeting. we have been working hard to gather information so that YOU may make your voices heard, armed with good, factual information.

This project is only part of a larger area with future plans for development. Do YOU like the way Makena looks now? Do you want to continue to have access to the places you enjoy with family and friends?

Should above market-priced homes for part-time residents be built when we need homes for our residents NOW?

PLEASE, share this message with your networks and submit your mana`o (comments) on this project by email TODAY to and/or in person TOMORROW morning at the Planning Department 250 S. High St (downstairs room) at 9am.


Old Topo Maps of Maui

Digital depository for old topographic maps of Maui Island.

Many of the downloaded files are OVER 200MB and with great details.

For 1924 versions of ALL the maps, go to the UH Manoa Map Library
 and follow the directions on  that page  BIG FILES

For 1954-7 versions of ALL the maps, go to UH Manoa Map Library 
and follow the directions on that page   BIG FILES

For 1980s versions of ALL the maps, go to the UH Manoa Map Library 
and follow the directions on  that page    BIG FILES

Old Maui Island Plan Maps

Council’s General Plan Committee  1:30pm  Thursday, March 1 and 15 

Comparison of three proposed maps:

1.   2009 GPAC   

2.   2010 Planning Director 

3.  2012 Planning Director


      C – 2    CENTRAL  MAUI  MAP

B         Waihee village —  GPAC and 2010 Director recommended “Country Town”.   2012 Director recommends a RGB.   GPAC recommended an increase in the ‘country town’ area.

C         Wailuku Country Estates  —  2012 Director recommends Rural Growth Boundary. Is Rural Growth Boundary appropriate for an agricultural sub-division?

D         Greenbelt clearly defining Wailuku + Kahului —  giving each town its own identity.

(click to enlarge)


South Central Maui Comparison of three proposed maps:

1.   2009 GPAC   

2.   2010 Planning Director 

3.   2012 Planning Director

       C – 3    SOUTH  CENTRAL  MAUI  MAP

D         Greenbelt clearly defining Wailuku + Kahului —  giving each town its own identity.

E         Greenbelt between Maui Lani and proposed Waiale, with no UGB around the entire Central Maui urbanized area.

F          GPAC intended that there be a significant greenbelt between Wailuku and Waikapu.  2010 and 2012 Director placed 200 units in that area, reducing the separation.

G         Waikapu  — GPAC and 2010 Director indicated a UGB. 2012 Director recommends a RGB.


H        Waikapu Mauka – 2010 and 2012 Directors added these rural area to the GPAC’s Waikapu Urban Growth Boundary.

I           Waikapu Makai – GPAC limited size of  UGB.  2010 and 2012 Directors recommended a larger UGB.

J          Waikapu Makai East — 2012 Director added even more to UGB.

Comparison of South Maui Maps


K         Puunene Baseyard – 2010 and 2012 Directors recommend a larger UGB than the GPAC.

South Maui Plans – Let your voice be heard

May 29, 2012
8:45 amto12:00 pm

Attend Council Meeting 9am Next Tuesday May 29
County Council Chambers  200 High St Wailuku
If you can’t come: send comments to
General Plan Committee

South Maui Alert: Four “NEW TOWNS” in South Maui?
Your Voice is very much Needed on the “Maui Island Plan South Maui Maps”            


 If you can’t come, send comments to the General Plan Committee:

Here is what the Planning Director is now proposing and it is different from what the GPAC and Planning Commission recommended.  There are significant  changes to both text and maps.


• REAL UNIT NUMBERS:  ask General Plan Committee to discuss real numbers of units/ not vague shapes on a map. NOTE: New planning director wants Council not to look at Kihei numbers because they are HUGE!

REASONABLE GROWTH: Remember- 4,000 NEW units are already completely approved, but not built in Kihei-Makena  Mauka of Piilani- no more than 1,000 new units are needed over 20 years.  Makai- of Piilani- 400 new “infill units beyond already approved projects   Total 1,400 new units. (number forecasted by COUNTY STUDIES to meet Kihei- Makena demand till 2030). (NOTE recently released Planning Department maps would allow THREE TIMES THAT AMOUNT (3,350 mauka units!!)


• NO NEW GROWTH AREAS IN MAKENA Makena Resort already has 1,000 acres with urban entitlements. They have pushed the planning department to add 390 MORE acres around the North Makena Golf course to the Urban Growth Boundary. GPAC, Maui Plan Commission, and former Planning Director all  reviewed and rejected this request over the last 5 years.    It is not needed!

COMPACT GROWTH BOUNDARY:   Three  Kihei “growth areas” are proposed on NEW maps, in addition to approved , but not built, new “towns” of  Makena  (1,000 units) and Wailea 670 (1,150 units) .

ONE new area would be plenty. Some groups are supporting  a more compact growth boundary centered around the Maui High Tech park (1,200 new  residential units proposed ) and new High School and connecting with the existing core of the Kihei community.

PROTECTION FOR NATURAL GULCHES AND RUGGED NATIVE FOREST AREAS IN KIHEI   Latest Planning Dept maps (released May 23, 2012) don’t show most of Kihei- Makena’s  gulches and do not indicate that native forest areas exist in the southern area of  Wailea 670, the protected Palauea cultural preserve or the County owned  lands along Kamaole gulch.

  • Ask that all gulches be shown as “sensitive lands”.
  • Ask that the native dryland forest areas of Palauea  and
  • Kamaole be shown on the Kihei-Makena Protection Area maps in the Plan.  Support the Protection Areas shown in green on the maps for Kealia Pond and Makena-La Perouse-Kanaio.