Lahaina Harbor Front Project area open to the public
LAHAINA – After a small blessing of the Lahaina Harbor Front Project on Nov. 22, the area was opened to the public for use during daylight hours only. Due to an unforseen delay in connecting the new lampposts to an electrical source, the new project will be closed in the evening and re-opened every morning around 7 a.m., seven days a week. New benches and tables as well as more interpretive plaques are currently being constructed and will be brought to the site soon.
“This is a community-planned project,” said Theo Morrison, executive director of Lahaina Restoration Foundation, “so we knew it was vital to get the project open as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we have a delay with the electrical, which makes night use impossible. However, LRF staff will be roping the area off in the evening and opening it up in the morning for the convenience of the public.”
The County of Maui Parks Department funded the project through a grant to Lahaina Restoration Foundation. This project is the first phase of a comprehensive, community-planned improvement project for the Lahaina Harbor Front area.
LRF is planning a large community dedication after the electricity is installed and all other features of the project are complete.
In the meantime, the community is encouraged to walk over to Lahaina Harbor during daytime hours and enjoy the improvements.