Comments sought on Draft EIS for DLNR Industrial & Business Park
KAHULUI – The state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is proposing to establish a light industrial and commercial business park at Pulehunui on Maui.
The 280-acre DLNR Industrial and Business Park is located along Maui Veterans Highway (formerly Mokulele Highway) adjacent to the Hawaii National Guard Armory and the County Raceway Park in Central Maui, in the vicinity of the former Naval Air Station Puunene and Maui Humane Society.
The proposed project will include small, medium and large lots envisioned to be utilized for light industrial, commercial, nonprofit, and public/quasi-public uses, along with necessary infrastructure.
The lease revenue generated at the DLNR Industrial and Business Park will support a variety of DLNR programs. This includes management of public lands as well as support for divisions within the DLNR, including the Commission on Water Resource Management, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Division of State Parks, Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, Engineering Division, and Land Division.
The DLNR Industrial and Business Park is located within the urban growth boundary of the Maui Island Plan. A state land use district boundary amendment, county community plan amendment, and change of zoning will be required for the project.
A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared for the proposed project.
The three-volume Draft EIS is available for download at these links: oeqc2.doh.hawaii.gov/EA_EIS_Library/2018-05-23-MA-DEIS-DLNR-Business-Park.pdf; oeqc2.doh.hawaii.gov/EA_EIS_Library/2018-05-23-MA-DEIS-DLNR-Business-Park-Appendices-A-F.pdf; and oeqc2.doh.hawaii.gov/
Comments on the Draft EIS may be sent to the DLNR Land Division (mail to Ian Hirokawa, Department of Land and Natural Resources, P.O. Box 621, Honolulu, HI 96809) and planning consultant Munekiyo Hiraga (mail to Tessa Munekiyo Ng, AICP, Munekiyo Hiraga, 305 High St., Suite 104, Wailuku, HI 96793). The deadline for receipt of comments is July 9, 2018.
For more information on the project, visit dlnr.hawaii.gov/ld/proposed-dlnr-industrial-and-business-park-at-pulehunui-maui/ or contact Hirokawa at (808) 587-0420.