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Comments sought on draft EIS for DLNR Industrial and Business Park at Pulehunui

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is proposing to establish a light industrial and commercial business park at Pulehunui on Maui.  The 280-acre DLNR Industrial and Business Park is located along Maui Veterans Highway (formerly known as Mokulele Highway) adjacent to the Hawai‘i National Guard Armory and the County Raceway Park in Central Maui, in the vicinity of the former Naval Air Station Pu‘unēnē and Maui Humane Society.

The proposed project will include small, medium, and large lots envisioned to be utilized for light industrial, commercial, nonprofit, and public/quasi-public uses, along with necessary infrastructure.

The lease revenue generated at the DLNR Industrial and Business Park will support a variety of DLNR programs.  This includes management of public lands, as well as support for divisions within the DLNR, including the Commission on Water Resource Management, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Division of State Parks, Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, Engineering Division, and Land Division.

The DLNR Industrial and Business Park is located within the urban growth boundary of the Maui Island Plan.  A state land use district boundary amendment, county community plan amendment, and change of zoning will be required for the project.  A draft environmental impact statement (EIS) has been prepared for the proposed project.  The three-volume Draft EIS is available for download at the links below:

http://oeqc2.doh.hawaii.gov/EA_EIS_Library/2018-05-23-MA-DEIS-DLNR-Business-Park.pdf

http://oeqc2.doh.hawaii.gov/EA_EIS_Library/2018-05-23-MA-DEIS-DLNR-Business-Park-Appendices-A-F.pdf

http://oeqc2.doh.hawaii.gov/EA_EIS_Library/2018-05-23-MA-DEIS-DLNR-Business-Park-Appendices-G-P.pdf

Comments on the Draft EIS may be sent to the DLNR Land Division and planning consultant Munekiyo Hiraga at the addresses below.  The deadline for receipt of comments is July 9, 2018.

Ian Hirokawa

Department of Land and Natural Resources

P.O. Box 621

Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96809

 
Tessa Munekiyo Ng, AICP

Munekiyo Hiraga

305 High Street, Suite 104

Wailuku, Hawai‘i 96793

For more information regarding the project, please visit http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/ld/proposed-dlnr-industrial-and-business-park-at-pulehunui-maui/ or contact Ian Hirokawa at (808)587-0420.

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