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What is this project and why is it needed?

By 2040, nearly 33,000 more people will call Maui home. While growth can present new opportunities, it’s not without challenges. We are facing an affordable and workforce housing crisis, and our transportation system doesn’t provide options for everyone. To keep West Maui a place where we can raise a family and age comfortably, we need a mix of housing types and ways to travel. 


Our economy is recovering from the impacts of COVID-19, but we’ve learned important lessons about the need to diversify our economy and become more resilient. We must support local businesses and provide opportunities for economic development, thinking creatively about how we connect people to jobs, services, and schools. That means creating high-quality public bus service and safe places to walk, bike, and roll. It also means opening the door to new types of businesses that better support West Maui residents.  


The West Maui Community Corridor TOD Action Plan is the opportunity to do these things and more! We can learn from the past to envision a new future for the 3.6 miles of Honoapiʻilani Highway that connect Lāhainā to Kā‘anapali. The busiest road in West Maui—and one that connects people to the places they live, work, go to school, shop, play, and access services—is ready for a new look. And that must be shaped by you. 

What is a transit-oriented community?


It’s a place that makes it easy to take the bus and to walk, bike, and roll. It’s also a place that has many different types of affordable and workforce housing options. A community corridor provides many opportunities for connecting schools, services, jobs, and great community spaces that are welcoming and fun. But what the West Maui Community Corridor will look like is really up to you! 

Where is
the project's
study area?

The West Maui Community Corridor runs from Lāhainā to Kā‘anapali along Honoapi‘ilani Highway, from the shoreline to roughly a half mile mauka. It also includes the neighborhoods along Lahainaluna Road, connecting Lāhainā’s schools to its center. Beyond the corridor itself, we’re looking at connections near the corridor including neighborhoods, businesses, parks, and community facilities, such as schools, medical facilities, and churches.  


Project Partners

The West Maui Community Corridor TOD Action Plan is led by the Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in partnership with the County’s Departments of Planning, Housing and Human Concerns, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and Transportation, as well as the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation. It takes a big team with many different points of view and ideas to create this kind of vision—and we can’t do it without you.  


How does this project relate to other work underway in West Maui?

The West Maui Community Corridor TOD Action Plan builds on our previous plans and policies. Our team is reviewing and learning from the documents linked below, and you’re welcome to check them out as well! 

Project History​

This project is made possible by a grant from the State Legislature. The Hawaiʻi Interagency Council for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD Council) was instrumental in helping us start this work. The State of Hawaii Strategic Plan for Transit-Oriented Development was created by the TOD Council to set a vision for using State facilities to spark public and private investments in compact, walkable communities.


The West Maui Community Corridor is Maui’s second TOD corridor project. This master plan follows the recently completed Ka‘ahumanu Ave Community Corridor, which sets a vision for a transit-oriented community in the heart of Central Maui.

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