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Kahoma Village Project Planned on 22 Acres in West Maui

November 5, 2012, 8:12 AM HST
* Updated November 5, 9:52 AM
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Kahoma Village Project. View across project site from Front Street towards Honoapiilani Highway. Photo courtesy DEA, Munekiyo & Hiraga.

By Wendy Osher

A Draft Environmental Assessment has been filed for the proposed 203-unit Kahoma Village project in West Maui.

The development is planned on 22 acres of vacant land just south of the Lahaina Cannery Mall and the Kahoma Stream, mauka from Mala Wharf, and makai of the Honoapiilani Highway. It is located in the Alamihi Ahupuaa outside of the Lahaina National Historic Landmark District.

The proposed project calls for 69 single-family dwellings and 102 multi-family units located in 17 two-story structures.

The applicant, Stanford Carr Development, and landowner, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, are planning the project to address population growth, and the need for housing as economic recovery occurs, and buyers look to purchase homes.

Kahoma Village Project. Existing view from the project site towards Honoapiilani Highway. Photo courtesy DEA, and Munekiyo & Hiraga.

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The assessment indicates that the project will cost an estimated $60 million, and is anticipated to take 4 years to complete construction. The document also states that the project will be initiated upon receipt of the Section 201H-38, HRS approval, SMA Use Permit and applicable construction-related permits.

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An Archaeological Assessment Survey was completed for the project site in October 2011 by Xamanek Researches, LLC.

The assessment states that the project site is currently vacant but has been previously impacted by sugarcane cultivation, heavy equipment clearing, construction of informal homeless shelters and camps, and piles of construction related debris.

Based on literature research, the assessment notes that it is likely that a portion of the project site is located within the former Alamihi Pond, which traditionally was used for mullet, but was filled in the first half of the 20th century during the Mala Wharf construction in 1922 when an access road was installed.

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The 30-day public comment period on the Draft Environmental Assessment runs through November 23, 2012.

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