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Traffic, entry point are issues with Kihei project

February 13, 2014
Maui Weekly

The Maui News - Increased traffic and having only one entry-exit point appear to be major sticking points for Maui County Council members reviewing A&B Properties' proposed 600-unit housing project in North Kihei.

Community members and some council members voiced concern over the project's only main thoroughfare, which would be through Kaiwahine Street. That street already serves as a major access road to a subdivision. Both the proposed project and the current neighborhood would share Kaiwahine to get to and from Pi'ilani Highway, which would increase traffic at an already congested intersection, residents maintain.

On Wednesday, the council's Land Use Committee deferred action on A&B's request for a community plan amendment from agriculture to multifamily, single-family and commercial designation. The developer also is seeking a change in zoning from agriculture to apartment, residential and community business districts.

The next committee meeting on the matter is tentatively set for March 19.



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