Mayor Michael Victorino today thanked the Maui County Council for approving his proposals aimed at expediting construction of housing in Central Maui for hardworking residents.
The Council approved a public-private partnership agreement between the County of Maui and developers of Waikapu Country Town that will add up to 213 additional residential workforce housing units in exchange for the County assuming the developer’s required contribution toward a new wastewater treatment plant, and Waiale Road extension and other traffic improvements.
The Council also approved the mayor’s proposal to convey 35 County-owned lots in the Fairways at Maui Lani to two nonprofits. Maui Health Foundation will receive 19 lots to build homes for healthcare workers Na Hale O Maui, a community land trust, will get 16 lots to build homes for moderate-income working families.
“I thank Council Chair Lee and all of members of the County Council for working with my administration and the community on these creative solutions,” said Mayor Victorino. “We all agree that expediting home construction to benefit our working families is a shared goal that must be prioritized.”