Maui's commercial space will be expanding soon, in response to demand for economic opportunity in paradise. Most of the island's economy is driven by tourism, but there are many other kinds of businesses here, and we will probably be seeing some new ones arrive with the completion of the new 86-acre, 28-lot industrial park under construction in Central Maui.
The project is known as Pulehunui Industrial Park, and its sales prices will range from an estimated $16 to $24 per square foot, according to project developer CMBY 2011 Investment LLC. They've spent the past five years obtaining the entitlements needed for the project, which will provide space for heavy industrial uses like construction and lumber baseyards, as well as recycling, manufacturing, storage, stockpiling, etc.
Pulehunui is located on a central Maui property along Mokulele Highway between Kahului and Kihei. Construction should start in the second quarter of 2017 and the project should be completed by 2018. One of the contractors for the project, Goodfellow Bros., will in fact be buying one of the parcels at the park for its own Maui field operations center.
On a side note, this project is being built within the county's designated planned urban growth boundary, which is meant to help keep up with demand for these kinds of facilities. Along with most development projects on Maui, this one required a rigorous evaluation before getting the go ahead from the county. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources owns the land surrounding the park. The sales for Pulehunui are being handled by Commercial Properties of Maui broker Ben Walin.
As for your own Maui real estate interests, we specialize in the residential market. If you are interested in buying a home or condo in South Maui, or anywhere else on the island for that matter, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We look forward to assisting you through every step of the real estate purchase process. Mahalo!
There's nothing like that captivating piece of artwork on your wall to add interest to your Maui home. Art can be both enjoyable and a vehicle for expression, not just for the artists themselves, but also for those of us who take their work home. Your taste in art can say a lot about you, and help establish the ambiance that you desire.
Luckily for you, Maui is widely considered the art Mecca of the Pacific, as world renowned painters, sculptors, and photographers come to the island for inspiration, among many others. Even if the artist doesn't live here, or visit frequently, many of the world's greatest are featured in galleries here, including pop artist Andy Warhol, expressionist Marc Chagall, and surrealists Vladimir Kush and Pablo Picasso.
If you're interested in exploring the works of exceptional artists on Maui, you may be interested in the upcoming 15th annual "Art of Aloha" exhibition here in South Maui at The Shops at Wailea in Lahaina Galleries. The event will be held on Sunday, January 29th, 2017, and will feature eight talented artists from around the world.
This year's list of artists:
The event is free and open to the public, so feel free to drop by, enjoy some light refreshments, and take the opportunity to meet some of these talented individuals. You may find a piece that you love enough to bring home. Who knows? You might even discover a new favorite artist, or find some inspiration for your own creative works. If you need more information on the event, you can visit www.lahainagalleries.com. For assistance with your South Maui real estate search, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!
If you want to live and work in a place where generous folks pour a great deal of support into the community as a whole, you'll have a hard time finding a better option than Maui, (especially if you like beautiful beaches and warm weather all year round). On this island, it can be challenging to find someone who isn't involved with some kind of charitable effort, from volunteering to donating funds to proactive organizations.
As such, it was exciting to hear that the Dorvin and Betty Leis Charitable Trust announced that it would be donating no less than $1.25 million to 17 of Maui's wonderful nonprofit organizations. The funds will go a long way to help sustain the important work these organizations do for the health of the community and Maui's sensitive ecosystem.
The following are the worthy recipient organizations: The Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui County Council – Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scout Council of the Pacific, The Hospice Maui, ARC of Maui County, Maui Family YMCA, Maui Hui Malama, Horizons Academy of Maui, Mental Health Association of Hawaii, The Salvation Army, J. Walter Cameron Center, Imua Family Services, Teen Challenge Hawaii, University of Hawaii Foundation, State of Hawaii – Baldwin High School, Easter Seal Society of Hawaii and Ka Lima O Maui.
As you may have noticed, many of these organizations work to benefit children and education, which is no coincidence. Dorvin and Betty Leis established the trust back in 1989 after moving to Maui in 1972. Dorvin subsequently founded one of Hawaii's biggest mechanical contractors and became the father to six children. Over the years, he grew to appreciate the efforts of their devoted teachers.
Unfortunately, Dorvin passed in 2015, but the distribution of these charitable funds were done in honor of his generosity and his love for Maui, which he considered home. A significant portion of the funds are going to local education, which is inspiring to many families, including some who may be interested in moving to Maui. Dorvin not only loved the island, but created a successful future for himself and his family here, which is a fine example of the kinds of opportunities that can be found on Maui.
If you're thinking about setting down roots and buying real estate on Maui, we will be happy to help you find the right property for your future. If you have any questions, or need any assistance with the process, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!
Maui's commercial space will be expanding soon, in response to demand for economic opportunity in paradise. Most of the island's economy is driven by tourism, but there are many other kinds of businesses here, and we will probably be seeing some new ones… Continue Reading
There's nothing like that captivating piece of artwork on your wall to add interest to your Maui home. Art can be both enjoyable and a vehicle for expression, not just for the artists themselves, but also for those of us who… Continue Reading