Māʻalaea Plantation Subdivision Proposed on 257 Acres
By Wendy Osher
A Draft Environmental Assessment has been filed for the proposed Māʻalaea Plantation subdivision.
The project calls for 58 affordable single-family homes, and 55 market demand lots on approximately 257 acres located in the state agricultural district, mauka of the Honoapiʻilani Highway.
According to the Draft EA, “The proposed affordable housing units will be made available to qualified individuals earning within the 80% to 120% of Maui’s median income per DHHC’s Affordable Sales Price Guidelines and will have a minimum lot size of 10,000 square feet, and for the proposed market demand lots will have lot size ranging from 1 to 2 acres consistent of preserving the rural character of the area and will promote and encourage the continuation of agricultural farming within the subdivision.”
The project is proposed under Chapter 201H, of Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, which provides developers of qualified affordable housing projects the opportunity to seek exemptions from certain laws relating to planning, zoning, construction and development.
The proposed subdivision also includes plans for a 2.8 acre neighborhood park, and plans to keep 85 acres in agriculture.
Comments on the document are being accepted through August 24, 2015.