Wailea 670 Not Living Up to Conditions

When the Wailea 670 (Honua’ula) development was granted a zoning change from agricultural 30 conditions were imposed as Maui County law.  Sierra Club observes that not all these conditions are being met and has filed a lawsuit challenging the Wailea 670 EIS.

Additionally, the Sierra Club has submitted testimony to the County Council for the annual review of Wailea 670 (Honua’ula) condition compliance pointing out the conditions that the developer is violating.  This is the testimony:

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Wailea 670/Honua’ula EIS Accepted

Sierra Club Maui has submitted extensive comments on the Wailea 670 EIS through the whole process. Thanks to our comments, some parts of the EIS were improved. The Maui PlanningCommission, as accepting authority, reviewed the Final EIS yesterday. Several areas of the EIS were clearly inadequate or evasive, however, the Planning Depart staff told the Commission it was complete, the Commissioners asked questions for a few hours, and then voted to accept it. Below are … Read more

Maui Sierra Club Testimony Points Out Olowalu Flaws

Sierra Club Maui Group Aug 7, 2010 PO BOX 791180 Pa’ia, HI 96779 To: State Land Use Commission PO Box 2359 Honolulu, HI 96804 Attention: Dan Davidson Re: Comments on EISPN for Proposed Olowalu Town Master Plan TMK (2) 4-8-003: 84, 98-118 and 124 Aloha Kakou Sierra Club Maui Group has been tracking proposed developments at Olowalu since the first Ag subdivision was proposed a decade ago, We appreciate this opportunity to offer comments on … Read more


BACKGROUND After 3 (’55, ’59 & ’79) attempts to create a safe harbor at Ma`alaea, the Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a plan for construction of a 620 ft breakwater, and blasting of a new channel. The plan is a relic of 1960’s planning and holds losses for nearly every group of harbor users, surrounding residences and businesses. Since the Army Corps plan is based on models, there is no guarantee that their $10 … Read more

Speckelsville Village – New Plan, Old Problems

SPRECKELSVILLE “VILLAGE” New Plan  —  Same Problems A&B’s original Spreckelsville Mauka plan called for 400 golf estate houses on 93 acres with a 95 acre golf course and a 5 acre park. Their new, “smart growth” Spreckelsville Village plan puts 380 units of “mixed housing” on 115 acres with a 90 acre golf course/open space, a 5 acre park and 2 acres of community facilities and commercial shops. Does “smart growth” mean building another “town” of … Read more

Wailea EIS Comments

Sierra Club Maui Group                                                June 30, 2001 Po Box 791180 Paia, Hi 96779 PBR Hawaii Attn: Tom Schnell, AICP 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 650 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 RE: DRAFT EIS for proposed Honnua’ula/Wailea 670 Project Mahalo for this opportunity to offer comments on the Draft EIS for this project on behalf of the six hundred members of Sierra Club Maui Group. Sierra Club has offered input to this project since its … Read more