The Maui County Planning Department announced today that it has launched a new public engagement workshop on its We Are Maui website, the online hub for the update of the Community Plans.
The online workshop consists of a “story map,” a collection of maps that illustrate various aspects of the built and natural environments in South Maui. Participants will get to see South Maui through these interactive maps before sharing their thoughts about what they learned. The maps depicted include:
“In the Planning Department, we regularly consult with maps like these to research and understand specific places and broader regions,” said Planning Director Michele McLean. “With this workshop, the public can see firsthand the information we use every day, and learn about aspects of their community that they may not have understood before.”
To participate in the workshop, visit https://southmaui.wearemaui.org and click on the “Get Involved” tab. The activity will remain open on the website through the end of the year. The Department will continue to post new online engagement activities throughout the winter and spring so South Maui residents should check back regularly, or sign up for the email list to be notified about project updates.
Mayor Michael Victorino said: “I commend the Community Plan update team for their innovative ways of getting the South Maui community involved during COVID-19 restrictions.”
The We Are Maui website allows the community to obtain information, provide feedback, and collaborate on the development of the South Maui Community Plan Update, which will guide future growth in South Maui. The update process involves numerous community meetings and workshops followed by the formation of a Community Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC). The panel will review a draft updated plan and provide recommendations. The Maui Planning Commission will then review the draft plan and provide recommendations to the Maui County Council, which ultimately adopts the plan.
For more information on the plan, visit the website or follow on Facebook or Instagram @wearesouthmaui. For general planning information, visit www.mauicounty.gov/planning.