Our work began in the summer 2022 and will continue through November 2023. It has been unfolding in three major phases with opportunities for you to build, create, and act with us as the project moves ahead. Thanks to your input this far, we are currently nearing the end of the build phase of the project.
How are you doing this work?
Our early efforts have focused on understanding all we can about the West Maui Community Corridor and the people who live, work, and play on and around the corridor. We have looked to the past and dug into what is here today. We’ve explored the market conditions, who travels the corridor, and where there might be potential for new affordable and workforce housing. There are many previous plans and studies that have helped our learning, and we’ve heard from you, too.
Grounded in a full understanding of the corridor’s history and its current conditions, we worked with you to create a community-supported vision that links to the West Maui Community Plan. Our visioning activities provided an opportunity to look ahead, to really think about what we want the West Maui Community Corridor to be. We considered all the ways people will move—by walking or rolling, biking, taking the bus, and driving—as well as opportunities for affordable and workforce housing, economic development, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, and expressing our culture and history. Together, we created new ideas for connections and land uses that will make this corridor work for everyone.
The only way to make your vision a reality is to plan with implementation in mind. The West Maui Community Corridor TOD Action Plan will need strong partners and careful thinking about the federal, state, local, and private funding sources that can help us move forward. We’ll share our ideas and ask for your help thinking about how we advance the community priorities for this corridor. Visions are good, but action is better. We hope you’ll become champions for taking the first steps.
What can I expect at the end of this project?
When we’re done, there will be a new vision for the future of the 3.6 miles of Honoapiʻilani Highway from Lāhainā to Kāʻanapali and the areas around the corridor. We’ll identify ways to make the West Maui Community Corridor more connected, more accessible, more sustainable, and more livable.
There will be a great deal of technical work and outreach to make it happen, and you can expect to see reports and presentations about all of the following:
Transportation, land use, housing, and environmental conditions in the study area today
Pedestrian, bicycle, bus, and auto improvement opportunities, including connections to the new plan for the West Maui Greenway
Real estate and affordable housing market analysis
Future land use and housing recommendations for a range of incomes
Phased implementation strategy and a financial plan
Specific projects, investments, and funding tools the County and its partners can use to achieve the vision