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Maui Island Plan Available for Review

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January 08, 2010

Maui Island Plan Available for Review

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By Mark Harbison

The Maui Island Plan can now be reviewed online at tinyurl.com/maui-island-plan. The County Council Planning Committee convened in the Wailuku-Kahului Plan Area on December 14 in the Council Chamber but has yet to meet in the other five community plan areas on Maui.

The purpose of the meetings, of course, is for the Department of Planning to make presentations and discuss the potential impacts of the plan on these community plan areas. According to the committee, testimony will be accepted but no legislative action will be taken.

The deadline to enact the Maui Island Plan is on October 18 this year. A significant bit of information about it is that this plan will establish growth boundaries for the first time. According to council member Kaho'ohalahala, it's one of the most important documents to be considered by the Council this term.

The Council encourages public participation. If you area  Maui resident, you can voice your opinions on various issues related to this plan. If you are interested in doing so, it is recommended that you click the above link and study it before you testify in front of the Planning Committee. It's up to all of us to help decide where and how the island should grow in future decades.

When/where are the meetings? On January 11 the Planning Committee will meet at the Lahaina Civic Center to discuss the West Maui Community Plan Area. Next, they will meet in Paia-Haiku Plan Area on January 19 at the Haiku Community Center. For Makawao-Pukalani-Kula they will be at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center on the 20th and then at the Kihei Community Center for Kihei-Makena on the 25th. All these meetings take place at 6p.m.

If you need more information, visit www.mauicounty.gov.


We recommend a look at new Maui property listings as well as our Maui real estate listings. Wailea golf vistas also include some great buys. If you have any questions or would like to contact us, you can call (866) 874-1942 toll free or Lisa's cell at (808) 283-7426. You can also email mark@realestatemauihawaii.com or lisa@realestatemauihawaii.com.

Blogs for January 2010

2009 Home Prices Hit Bottom, Recovered a Bit

Posted on January 29, 2010
2009 Home Prices Hit Bottom, Recovered a Bit

By Mark Harbison

According to a year-in-review report from Standard and Poor's Case Shiller index, the three-year slide in U.S. home prices looks to have hit bottom in 2009, but now shows signs of recovery.

Prices peaked in 2006 and plummeted 32 percent between… Continue Reading

Kihei Rotary Club Hosts Whale Watch and Snorkel

Posted on January 22, 2010
Kihei Rotary Club Hosts Whale Watch and Snorkel

By Mark Harbison

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Presentation on Maui Restaurants

Posted on January 15, 2010
Presentation on Maui Restaurants

By Mark Harbison

Interested in Maui cuisine? Whether you are visiting, living on Maui, or planning a move to Maui, you shouldn't miss the upcoming presentation on Maui restaurants at the Five Palm's Resort.

The topic to be explored is all about Maui restaurants, based on the guide "Top… Continue Reading

Maui Island Plan Available for Review

Posted on January 08, 2010
Maui Island Plan Available for Review

By Mark Harbison

The Maui Island Plan can now be reviewed online at tinyurl.com/maui-island-plan. The County Council Planning Committee convened in the Wailuku-Kahului Plan Area on December 14 in the Council Chamber but has yet to meet in the other five community plan areas on Maui.

The… Continue Reading

National Holiday Sales Spike

Posted on January 01, 2010
National Holiday Sales Spike 

By Mark Harbison

Recent information from MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse estimates indicate that retail sales increased an impressive 3.6 percent, based on MasterCard payments, including estimates for both cash and checks.

This holiday season was considered by many economists to be a critical make-or-break period for many retailers that have… Continue Reading

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