For Immediate Release: May 20, 2022
Press Release by:
Tamara Paltin, Chair
Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee
Maui County Council
Digital zoning map proposes to rezone properties consistent with their use and designation
LĀHAINĀ, Hawai‘i—A proposed bill to adopt amendments to the Maui Digital Zoning Map for approximately 13 parcels that are currently zoned P-1, M-1, PK, R-2 and R-3 will be considered by the Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Councilmember Tamara Paltin announced today.
Since the early 2000’s, the Planning Department has been creating digital zoning maps for the county. These digital zoning maps were created after reviewing all known associated hardcopy and available digital information. Utilizing Geographical Information System (GIS) tools, the department digitized this information and rectified the applicable information into geospatial data. As the department created the digital maps, it noted zoning inconsistencies.
Bill 66 (2022) proposes to adopt the most recently amended Maui Digital Zoning Map (4) as the official zoning map for the Island of Maui, including graphical portrayal of zoning designations. The digital zoning maps are available at https://www.mauicounty.gov/2159/Digital-Zoning-Map-Update-Project.
“It’s important to understand that while the digital zoning map updating process addresses minor revisions, it also proposes policy changes to rezone certain properties,” said Paltin, who chairs the committee. “These updates seek to rezone properties consistent with their use, community plan designation, and state land use designation.”
As part of this phase of the digital mapping project, the department recommends changing the zoning of 13 parcels to P-2 Public/Quasi Public District (P-2 District). These parcels have a community plan designation of Public/Quasi-Public.
The following parcels in map (4) are proposed to be rezoned to the P-2 District:
|238007125||UH Maui College||R2/M1||68’||Yes|
|238007040||UH Maui College||R2/M1||68’ 43’ 74’, 55’ 9”||Yes|
|237002011||UH Maui College||R2/M1||Various||No|
|239012036||Kihei Fire Station||PK||~30’||No|
|238007098||Maui High School||R2||~46’||Unknown|
|238046013||Maui Memorial Medical Center||P1||81’||Yes|
|238007004||Baldwin High School||R3||55.4’||Yes|
|238046025||Wailuku Police Station||R3||~51’ 7”||No|
|222002070||Kihei Police Station||P1||52’||Yes|
|239038026||Wailea Fire Station||P1||46’||Yes|
|222002081||Kihei High School||P1||n/a||No|
|223008039||Kamehameha School||P1||54’, 41’, 98’, 50.3’, 50’, 51’, 60’ 10”||Yes|
|*Built prior to 1960 Zoning Ordinance (5 stories, year 1937)|
Paltin said the committee will also discuss the South Maui Community Plan update and proposed change in zoning for a property in Kaunakakai, Molokai.
Members of the public can view the meeting on Akaku Channel 53 or provide testimony in-person or via the video conference link or phone number listed on the meeting agenda at MauiCounty.us/agendas.
In addition to receiving testimony in-person, by phone or video conference, the committee will accept written testimony. For instructions on submitting written testimony, please visit http://MauiCounty.us/ecomment/.
For more information, visit MauiCounty.us or contact the committee staff at (808)270-7838.