For immediate release: Sept. 14, 2015
Press release by:
Councilmember Robert Carroll, Chair
Land Use Committee
Input sought for Kenolio Apartments affordable housing project
KIHEI, Hawaii – The Maui County Council’s Land Use Committee has scheduled a site inspection tomorrow at 9 a.m. to view the proposed location for the Kenolio Apartments affordable housing project, Committee Chair Robert Carroll announced today.
The site inspection will convene at the southern end of Kenolio, approximately 150 feet from its intersection with Kaonoulu Street, makai of Piilani Highway in Kihei.
A meeting will also be held on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber.
“I am pleased to facilitate consideration of another fast-track affordable housing application in my committee and look forward to receiving testimony from the public,” Carroll said. “While the county is in need of more affordable housing, I urge careful review of the project and the applicant’s request for several exemptions from certain permitting and development requirements.”
The project is proposed under Chapter 201H, Hawaii 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 council’s deadline to act on the proposal is October 23.
The Kenolio Apartments project calls for 186 housing units, including up to two on-site manager units, consisting of 63 one-bedroom units, 100 two-bedroom units and 23 three-bedroom units. The plans include amenities such as a community center, pool, fitness room, computer center, common laundry, centralized trash and recycling areas, and recreation areas for picnics and barbecues.
The project is proposed by Idaho-based real estate and financing firm Pacific West Communities, Inc., under The Pacific Companies. The Kenolio Apartments project is the first project for the company in Hawaii.
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- Kenolio Apartments affordable housing application (641 pages)
- Correspondence dated 9/8/2015, from the Director of Housing and Human Concerns, transmitting Kenolio Apartments Project application, pursuant to Chapter 201H, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and proposed resolutions
9/15/2015: Photos from site inspection