120-unit affordable rental project slated for Waiehu gains key state approval

A 100% affordable rental project with 120 units planned for Waiehu recently gained an important state approval.  

Hale Mahaolu Ke Kahua Affordable Housing Community would provide one-, two- and three-bedroom rental units for low-income families on nearly 11.5 acres owned by nonprofit Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. near the intersection of Kahekili Highway and Waiehu Beach Road.  

The project received a Finding of No Significant Impact, according to Wednesday’s edition of “The Environmental Notice” published by the state Office of Planning and Sustainable Development.  

This means that state law requiring environmental study was met by the project’s environmental assessment, and a deeper environmental impact statement won’t be needed. The public has 30 days from Wednesday to challenge the decision. 

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