339 Acres of Former HC&S Land Sold in Pāʻia
A California company has purchased 339 acres of former Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company land in Pāʻia for an estimated $9.9 million, according to Maui Property Tax records.
The sale to EC Paia LLC out of San Ramon California was made on Dec. 20, 2016.
The parcel includes the Pāʻia Mini Bypass and is bordered by Baldwin Avenue to the East. It is located mauka of the Hāna Highway, across the street from Baldwin Beach Park and part of Pāʻia Bay.
Darren Pai, Alexander and Baldwin’s Director of Corporate Communications tells Maui Now that A&B is unaware of the buyer’s plans for the property, but says the parcel is zoned “agriculture” by the state and county.
In an email communication to Maui Now, Pai said, “This sale was unique in that we received an unsolicited offer to purchase the property, and we determined that due to its size and location, a sale would not negatively impact our efforts to pursue our diversified agricultural plan.”
He continued saying, “We were not aware at the time of any specific requests from the Mayor, but we did note that the parcel contained the ‘mini Pāʻia Bypass road’ and took steps to ensure in the sales contract that the county retained its rights to the bypass road.”