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Mitchell Pau’ole Expansion, Improvements for Disabled

November 25, 2013, 12:46 PM HST
* Updated November 25, 1:10 PM
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Mitchel Pauole Community Center, file photo courtesy County of Maui.

Mitchel Pauʻole Community Center. File photo courtesy County of Maui.

By Maui Now Staff

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will host a community meeting on Molokaʻi on the proposed expansion and improvements of disabled facilities at Mitchell Pauʻole Center.

The meeting, which includes the presentation of information and the receipt of public input, is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Mitchell Pauʻole Center in Kaunakakai.

The proposed project involves improvements to bring the facility up to 2010 standards outlined by the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act for accessible design.

County officials detailed the plans which include the following:

  • ADA parking stalls, access aisle, signage, restrooms, drinking fountain, door hardware, counter and accessible sidewalks and wheelchair seating by bleachers.
  • Expansion of existing uncovered paved lānai with additional 864-sqare-foot of paving and a new free-standing roof covering approximately 2,826-sqare-feet; and upgraded drainage.
  • Kitchen: Upgraded appliances, counters, shelving, plumbing fixtures, flooring and paint.
  • Main Hall: New energy-efficient lighting and ceiling fans; new paint, flooring and exit doors.
  • Restrooms: Upgraded fixtures, partitions, restroom accessories, flooring and paint.

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