A94-706 Ka`ono`ulu Ranch OSC

Docket Status

On August 24, 2012, a hearing and action meeting regarding Docket No. A94-706 and Movant Maui Tomorrow Foundation, Inc., South Maui Citizen for Responsible Growth and Daniel Kanahele’s Motion for Hearing, Issuance of Order to Show Cause and Other Relief (hereafter referred to as Movant’s Motion) filed on May 23, 2012 was held on Maui.  The Commission granted Movant’s Motion for Order to Show Cause and ordered the landowners, Pi`ilani Promenade North LLC, Pi`ilani Promenade South LLC, and Honua`ula Partners, LLC to show cause why the land should not be reverted from Urban to its former classification of Agriculture.

On August 30th, 2012, the Commission received Movant’s Maui Tomorrow Foundation, Inc., South Maui Citizens for Responsible Growth and Daniel Kanahele’s Petition to Intervene In Show Cause Hearing and granted this Petition at the September 6-7, 2012 meeting on Maui.

During September, 2012, the Commission also met to address several motions in preparation for its November, 15-16, 2012 meeting on the Order to Show Cause.  On September 10, 2012, the Commission issued an Order Granting Movant’s Motion for Hearing.

The LUC held meetings in November, 2012 and February, 2013 on this matter

On February 7, 2013, the State of Hawai’i Land Use Commission (“Commission”) determined under Phase I of the Order to Show Cause proceeding that both Pi’ilani Promenade South, LLC, and Pi’ilani Promenade North, LLC (collectively “Pi’ilani’), and Honua’ula Partners, LLC (“Honua’ula’), had violated Condition Numbers 5, 15, and 17 of this Commission’s Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Decision and Order filed February 10, 1995, in the subject docket.  (Ka’ono’ulu Ranch, the original Petitioner and Pi’ilani’s and Honua’ula’s predecessor, had proposed to develop the Petition Area as the Ka’ono’ulu Industrial Park, consisting of a 123-1ot commercial and light industrial subdivision.)

Having found that there was a failure to perform according to the conditions imposed or to the representations or commitments made during this first phase of the Order to Show Cause proceeding, the Commission will determine in the next phase (i.e., Phase II) whether reversion of the Petition Area to its former land use classification or to a more appropriate classification is the appropriate remedy.

On July 12, 2013, the Commission issued an ORDER GRANTING PI’ILANI PROMENADE SOUTH, LLC, AND PI’ILANI PROMENADE NORTH, LLC’S, MOTION TO STAY PHASE II OF THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE PROCEEDING and the Petitioner is currently preparing its Final Environmental Impact Statement.

Current Activity

On May 8, 2017 the applicant informed the LUC that they had requested a retraction of their filed FEIS and the request to publish its availability in the Environmental Notice by the Office of Environmental Quality Control.  Further, the applicant has informed the LUC by e-mail that it will be filing a similar retraction of its filing of the FEIS with the LUC on May 9, 2017.  The LUC has removed the FEIS from this website pending an official refiling of the FEIS with our office.

The LUC cancelled  the scheduled May 18-19, 2017 hearing on Maui to determine whether to accept the proposed FEIS and scheduled a July 19-20, 2017 hearing date after the Petitioner refiled the FEIS with our office.  The LUC voted to deny the acceptance of the FEIS and sent a notice to OEQC of their action.  The Decision and Order regarding this matter can be viewed in the Notice and Orders section below.

Petitioner Request to Retract FEIS Letter to LUC dated May 9, 2017



Due to the volume of filings, please click on each heading below for additional details

Filings by Petitioner

Filings by Intervenor

State Office of Planning Filings

Maui County Planning Department Filings



Piilani Promenade South, LLC and Piilani Promenade North, LLC’s letter re: Status of Settlement Hearings (9/18/19)

LUC notice to OEQC re: Denial of FEIS (7/27/17)

Correspondence from Petitioner re: Change of Counsel (7/13/17)

Correspondence from Petitioner to LUC Re: 8 Revised Response Letters (6/26/17)

Letter file from Maui Tomorrow is too large please use the link below to download/view the Maui Tomorrow Foundation letter.


7 Remaining Revised Response Letters

  1. State Dept. of Health, Maui District Office
  2. Maui County Dept. of Water Supply
  3. Kihei Community Association
  4. South Maui Citizens for Responsible Growth
  5. Dick Mayer
  6. Daniel Kanahele
  7. Clare Apana

Correspondence from Petitioner to LUC Re: Revised Comment Response Letter (6/13/2017)

Correspondence from Petitioner to LUC RE: questions on FEIS (6/6/17)

Copy of correspondence to Jordan Hart (Chris Hart & Partners, Inc.) from County of Maui Parks & Recreation  FEIS comments (5/15/17)

Copy of correspondence to Roderick Becker, State of Hawaii Comptroller from Jordan Hart (Chris Hart & Partners, Inc.)- Response to Comments (5/11/17 )

LUC’s response to MECO correspondence re: substation construction 7/12/16

LUC’s  response to Petitioner’s Letter re: Maui Electric Company 4/18/16

Petitioner’s Letter informing the LUC that Piilani Promenade North, LLC and Piilani Promenade South, LLC had been approached by Maui Electric Company to allow construction of a substation on the northeast corner of the  property. 4/1/16

LUC renewed request to publish DEIS in next available isues of The Environmental Notice dated August 11, 2014

LUC request for publication of DEIS in next available issue of The Environmental Notice (7/1/14)

OEQC comments re: LUC request for publication (7/9/14)

South Maui Citizens for Responsible Growth, Inc. request that the 2014 DEIS not be published for comment (7/14/14)

Dick Mayer Correspondence requesting 2014 DEIS not be published (7/15/14)

Kihei Community Association letter to OEQC  (7/23/14)

LUC letter to OEQC to defer publication of DEIS in The Environmental Notice (7/22/14)

LUC’s DEIS Comment letter to Petitioner’s Representative (10/13/14)

Status Report

Annual Reports – Honua`ula Partners, LLC (also see Piilani Annual Reports -10th – 13th, 14th, 15th)


Annual Reports- Piilani Promenade South, LLC and Piilani Promenade North, LLC (*eff. 2005 includes Honua`ula Partners Annual Reports in 10-13th,14th and 15th annual reports)

Maui County review of Sixteenth Annual Report (pdf): 2012 annual rprt cty review A94-706

Maui Industrial Partners becomes Successor Petitioner to Kaono`ulu Ranch in 2005



Public Comments to LUC

Public Testimony received July 6, 2020 from Nick Drance

Public Testimony received between July 1-6, 2020 from:  Richard Moss, Mary Trotto,  De Austin, Rebecca Diliberto, Mele Stokesberry

LUC Exhibit 1 submitted at July 19-20, 2017 meeting by public witness Linda Barry at the request of Commissioner Okuda

Public written testimony submitted at July 19-20, 2017 meeting

July 18, 2017 public comment from Henry Rice sent to LUC via email by Lisa Cataldo

July 17, 2017 public comments from:

South Maui Citizens for Responsible Growth’s Testimony for July 19-20, 2017 LUC meeting on Maui (7/13/17)

South Maui Citizens for Responsible Growth’s Reply to Pi`ilani Promenade’s proposed EIS (5/4/17)

Mike Moran December 8, 2015

Lucienne DeNaie December 7, 2015

Daniel Kanahele December 8, 2015

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

AUG 2012 (pdf):  A94-706 testimony AUG 2012

SEP-OCT 2012 (pdf): A94-706 testimony SEP-OCT 2012

NOV 2012 (pdf): A94-706 public testimony 11-1-12 ,  A94-706 public testimony material 11-2-12, collection of postcards from public submitted by Petitioner-sample copy of postcard with attached letter from Petitioner (pdf):  A94-706 nov 27 2012 postcards from public collected and submitted by Petitioner

NOV 23, 2012- FEB 1, 2013 (pdf):  A94-706 public nov 2012-feb 2013


Responses to EISPN Comments

Responses to EISPN Comments received 6/25/14

Responses to EISPN Comments recived 6/27/14

Public Comments on Draft EIS

Sharon Rose

South Maui Citizens

Maui Tomorrow

Dick Mayer

Kīhei Community Association

Maui Chamber of Commerce

David B. Reader

Zandra Amaral Crouse (and DAGS-Public Works, DOH- Clean Water Branch, DOH-Maui District Health Office)

Daniel Kanahele

State Office of Planning

Dept. of Education

Dept. of Transportation

Public Comments on Proposed Final EIS

Mary and Kurt Wagner dated May 5, 2017

Kihei Community Association dated May 8, 2017

South Maui Citizens for Responsible Growth dated May 8, 2017

Notices and Orders


2020 ORDER ADOPTING STIPULATION AND ORDER *This stipulation order was agreed upon to end the long standing intervention.

March 9. 2017 site visit agenda notice (3/1/17)

Orders re: