Community Open House
We invited the West Maui community to join us for an open house on Tuesday, February 28 at the Lāhainā Senior Center. We shared a brief presentation and engaged people through activity stations. The activities gathered input on the Community Corridor vision, features of a new West Maui Transit Hub, the types of housing that are most needed in West Maui, and critical areas for safe and accessible transportation connections.
The Community Corridor will have a cohesive land use and transportation plan that expresses your vision for the study area. It will also have detailed recommendations for the three transit-oriented community (TOC) sites identified in the West Maui Community Plan.
We worked with stakeholders and County staff to begin developing concepts for the TOC sites over the course of two days. We explored opportunities for a new West Maui transit hub, more affordable and workforce housing, and safer ways to bike, walk, and roll. By rethinking some of the corridor’s important spaces—like the Pioneer Mill, Cannery and Gateway Malls, the Outlets of Maui, and parts of Kā‘anapali near Whalers Village—we began to envision how these places can better serve the needs of the community for years to come.
Community Drop-In Session
To showcase the feedback we received throughout the week, we held a drop-in session at the Arts Festival at Cannery Mall on Friday, March 3. We shared what we’ve learned and the draft ideas that have emerged, inviting the community to provide additional comments on our work to date.
This phase of the project is built around a community process to establish a vision for the corridor grounded in the first round of public outreach, our technical analyses, and best practices for transit-oriented communities. Through a week of public events in late February and early March and collaboration with our Technical Advisory Committee, we’ve started creating new ideas for connections and land uses that will make the Community Corridor work for everyone.
Learn more about the key takeaways from our visioning workshops.
The sections below provide more information about our activities and share additional findings from our work.
We held four walking tours focused on the Keawe St area (including Gateway and Cannery Malls) and the Pioneer Mill area (including the Outlets of Maui), led by national expert Mark Fenton. These tours invited community members to experience the corridor on foot and highlighted both challenges and opportunities. Participants discussed creative solutions to transportation, land use, and housing needs with Maui County and Maui MPO staff, elected officials, and the project team.
You can watch this video to get a first-hand look at one of our Keawe St walking tours!