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Affordable housing project slated at Maalaea

By Staff | Nov 19, 2015

Alison Cohan, an eight-year veteran with the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, was recently named the organization’s new Maui Nui program director. Cohan, who will oversee all terrestrial conservation programs for Maui, Molokai and Lanai, including six Nature Conservancy preserves, succeeds Mark White, who is transitioning to a new conservation role after a 27-year career as Maui director with The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii.

MAALAEA – The Nov. 8, 2015 issue of “The Environmental Notice” published by the state Office of Environmental Quality Control includes notice of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Ma’alaea Plantation Subdivision.

Applicant MVI LLC is requesting the necessary land use approvals for the development of its proposed residential subdivision consisting of 58 affordable single-family housing units and 55 market rural lots on 257 acres located in the State Agricultural District mauka of Honoapiilani Highway at Maalaea.

The proposed residential project application will be processed pursuant to 201H, Hawaii Revised Statutes. The proposed affordable housing units will be made available to qualified individuals earning within 80 to 120 percent of Maui’s median income per the Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Affordable Housing Sales Price Guidelines.

The affordable units will have a minimum lot size of 10,000 square feet, and the market rural lots will have sizes ranging from one to two acres.

The proposed subdivision also includes a 2.8-acre neighborhood park. The remaining portion of the project site that is not part of the application – consisting of 106.29 acres – will remain in agriculture for agricultural uses and other allowable uses.

For more information on the project, and submitting comments, visit oeqc.doh.hawaii.gov/.