TO MAHANA OWNERS - FEBRUARY 11th, 2005
Preservation Association is a non-profit public-interest
organization concerned with North Beach development projects in the
vacant land next to Mahana. WMPA filed an Intervention Petition
with Maui Planning Commission in October 2004 to object to the
proposed Intrawest project next to Mahana. Our attorney, our
technical expert, and our negotiating team have been in constant
settlement negotiations with Intrawest since March 2004. Our
organization recently reached a settlement with Intrawest through
Mediation directed by Maui Planning Commission. We are pleased to
inform you of some important concessions we obtained, which affect
your ownership at Mahana.
INTRAWEST HAS AGREED TO
NOT PILEDRIVE ANYWHERE ON THEIR PROJECT
either auger or lay a raft support for their two buildings and
parking structure next door to Mahana. Both methods involve pouring
cement into excavated areas to form support for their structures,
without the noise and vibration caused by piledriving.
reached a settlement through our Intervention Petition objecting to
Starwood’s proposed third building at the south end of the cane
field next to Mahana, where Starwood recently constructed two
buildings. A map showing locations of these two construction
projects and Mahana is attached. Starwood’s recent building is on
Lot 1, Starwood’s next and final building is on Lot 2, and
Intrawest’s (IW) current project is on Lot 4 next to Mahana.
WMPA has confirmed
Starwood will also use augering instead of piledriving for
construction of their next and final building south of both
Intrawest and Mahana.
THERE WILL BE NO
PILEDRIVING ANYWHERE IN CURRENT NORTH BEACH PROJECTS
This guarantee of
no piledriving from either of the two current North Beach
developments should provide substantial benefit to all Mahana
enjoyment of your condo during the 15 months piledriving was
ability to rent your condo during that 15 months of previously
- Avoidance of
the item carrying the greatest risk of damage to Mahana’s
structure, and accompanying AOAO repair expense.
- Avoidance of
the greatest item of potential damage to the inside your condo
from leaks and cracks caused by piledriving.
protection from damage to water/sewer pipes and roads from
substrata vibration from piledriving.
elimination of expense to AOAO in obtaining reimbursement from
enjoyment of Mahana grounds, adjacent beaches and parks.
were gained in our two negotiated settlements. A few of those are:
removal of 80-feet of the building closest to Mahana and the
- Installation of
a beach walkway from Mahana to the public park at the south end of
the cane field (Kahekili Park).
walkway bridges over the dunes connecting the beach to that
- Installation of
a new fence on IW’s property to protect Mahana’s Monkeypod trees.
- Addition of a
20-ft grass firelane between Mahana and IW’s nearest building
extending to the kiawe grove at shoreline. There was previously
NO firelane on IW’s project.
- Vastly improved
drainage systems at both resorts, and on the hills across the
- Sewage is to be
sent to Napili, not to the plant across the street from Mahana,
with backflow valves requested for Mahana and the other 3 condos
on that line.
reductions to both of IW’s buildings, particularly at IW’s wing
closest to Mahana.
- The spire with
flag, and the neon light decoration atop those two buildings has
Benefit Trust Fund to assist in WMPA’s current proposed projects
of Honokowai Channel redesign to stop red dirt runoff from closing
use of the ocean at North Beach, and repaving Honokowai Road in
front of Ka‘anapali Shores Resort.
- Acquisition of
easement and relocation of the 3-Resort location sign after
installation of a dedicated right turn lane along Honokowai Road
from Mahana’s road to the Highway.
- Enlargement of
the new North Park next to Mahana, with addition of grass areas at
the shoreline and side, and with attractive landscaping added
throughout the new park.
- Side setback
increase, moving IW’s nearest building farther south from Mahana.
- Placement of a
large thicket of 20-ft tall trees in the new North Park to
were negotiated by WMPA, and are provided at no cost whatsoever to
Mahana. Our attorney’s fees were paid by donations to our
non-profit corporation. No salary, consulting fee, transportation
reimbursement, or other expense reimbursement was paid to anyone
connected with our all-volunteer organization for their generous and
extremely time-consuming participation in producing these benefits.
Our supporters are West Maui business and home owners, including
many Mahana owners. We are currently adding more supporters for our
There will be two
additional construction projects in the land near Mahana. WMPA will
again intervene in those Planning Commission proceedings. WMPA also
holds continuing approval, monitoring and enforcement rights on the
two current projects. We value input from all Mahana owners as our
work continues. We are currently redesigning our website to
facilitate your sending us your opinions and suggestions, which will
be held in strictest confidence.
You will have
choices from WMPA supporters at Mahana in your Board election this
May. As construction of these two current North Beach projects
takes place over the next several years, and as two additional
construction projects request permits from Planning Commission,
please consider voting specifically for individual candidates who
are part of WMPA’s past and future efforts. Greater support from
the Mahana Board would substantially assist WMPA’s continuing
efforts to seek reasonable concessions to minimize impacts from
adjacent developments. Please consider waiting until you evaluate
these new candidates before signing away your right to vote
If you are on Maui
soon, please check Akaku Channel 53 programming for WMPA’s
presentation to Maui County Planning Commission of our settlement with
We welcome your
input, specific questions, or requests for further details of our
present and future work. We will respond to requests for scans of the
now-revised Intrawest project from the Exhibits which are part of our
150-pg settlement agreement as soon as we can. You can reach us at the
“contact us” sidebar tab of our website, by mail, or by e-mail to any
of our officers listed
(#606) Jeffry Jones (#301) Sharyn