April 15, 2024

County neighborhood planning workshop Saturday for Kelawea Mauka residents

The County of Maui Office of Recovery and Department of Planning will hold a neighborhood workshop for Kelawea Mauka residents from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Lahainaluna High School Cafeteria, 980 Lahainaluna Road.  

The workshop is part of community engagement for the long-term recovery plan for Lahaina. The Kelawea Mauka Community Planning Workshop will address the area mauka to talk with the recovery support teams and discuss options for their neighborhood. The purpose of community engagement is to collaborate with community members on their vision for recovery, which will lead to a long-term recovery plan of projects to address damages sustained from the fire. The recovery plan will include plans, projects and funding, and will guide recovery in a sustainable and resilient manner.

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Food and children’s activities will be provided. Due to limited parking, carpooling is recommended.

The workshop is an opportunity for county staff to talk with Kelawea Mauka residents about topics specific to the area. The workshop will help ensure that residents are aware of options for their neighborhood and that the County is aware of community preferences and incorporates them into the recovery plan.

The next neighborhood workshop is scheduled for the Wahikuli neighborhood on May 4, and more meetings are tentatively slated for June 2024.  

Events will be posted at www.mauirecovers.org/events.

For questions, email olalahaina@mauicounty.gov or call the Department of Planning Long Range Division at (808) 270-7214.

The Kelawea Mauka neighborhood is the general area mauka of Honoapiʻilani Highway and below the Lahaina Bypass, and between Kahoma Stream and Lahainaluna Road (including the area east of Lahainaluna Road that includes Pauoa Street and Paunau Street). Residents of Paunau Street, Lahainaluna Road, Kelawea Street, Kaakolu Street, Kahako Street, Kahena Street, Kanakea Loop, Lui Street, Kalena Street, Aki Street, Kale Street, Hauola Place, Paeohi Street, Kopili Street, Kuhua Street and all streets within that area are invited to the workshop. Refer to map below.

County of Maui Recovery Permit Center

A vital resource for those who are looking to rebuild in fire-affected areas in Lahaina and Kula as they navigate the permitting process and take the next step toward returning home.

County of Maui Service Center
110 Alaihi St., Suite 207

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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