Gpac S. Maui


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A visual summary of policies in the 100+ page Maui Island Plan document from the General Plan Advisory Committee. May 2009

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Gpac S. Maui

  1. 1. Maui County General Plan 2006-2010 Update: Progress Report May 2009
  2. 2. Maui County General Plan Update • Addresses Regional Planning needs • Mandated by State Planning Law • Process set by County Ordinance: Bill 84 • Includes Countywide Policy Plan and three separate Island Plans: Maui • Moloka’i • Lana’i • Each Island Plan has Policies & Maps
  3. 3. General Plan Update: Why does it matter? • Sets County Policy for next decade or more • Brings in new ideas and growth management strategies • Indicates where growth will be encouraged • Adopted policies will shape budget priorities • Potential template to restructure County Government and how it implements laws and
  4. 4. Maui County General Plan Update What Has Happened? • 2005 General Plan Drafts prepared by Planning Dept. • 2006-07 Three Island GPACs review, comment on and adopt Countywide Policy Plan • 2007-08 Three Island Planning Commissions review, comment on and adopt Countywide Policy Plan • 2008-2009 Maui Island GPAC reviews, comments on and adopts Maui Island Plan
  5. 5. MIP: Next Steps • April- Oct 2009: Maui Planning Commission- Review, public comment & adoption of MIP • Jan-Dec 2010: Maui County Council Review- public comment & adoption of final MIP • Maui Planning Department • Maui Planning Commission • Maui Island GPAC
  6. 6. MIP: South Maui Region • South Maui Urban & Rural Growth Boundaries were shown in four MIP Directed Growth Maps • Other specialized MIP Maps portrayed South Maui features & resources
  7. 7. Maui Island Plan: Makena South Red= Urban Growth Boundary GPAC Map Aqua= Rural Growth Boundary Adopted Feb. 26, Green= Preserve or Park 2009 N. Makena Golf course: outside Growth Boundary Cultural site Impact zone deleted from UGB W-670 98 acres of MR land designated “preserve” Makena State park
  8. 8. Maui Island Plan: Makena South N. Golf Course not in UGB Cultural site impact zone in Urban Growth Boundary W-670 98 acres MR land preservation zone Text Planning Department Map
  9. 9. MT Preferred Future: Makena Aqua line= 2020 UGB Black line = 2030 UGB North Golf Course area out of UGB or RGB Majority of MR lands outside UGB Cultural site impact zone out of Urban Growth Boundary w/ possible Park expansion
  10. 10. North Kihei Land Use Draft Maui Island Plan adopted by GPAC Most undeveloped Maui Hi Tech Center Proj District South Maui land is AG A&B Project in Community Plan Kaonoulu land Co. Park/Police Stn ✦ Yellow= GPAC proposed mauka “rural” expansion ✦ Red= existing & proposed “urban” entitled areas. ✦ Green = Open Space/Park Kihei Com. Center GPAC’s Kihei Map proposed Rural Density lands mauka of Pi’ilani & several large open spaces
  11. 11. North Kihei UGB Maps: Plan Dept • GPAC • MT Planning Dept. Map GPAC w/ MT UGB line GPAC Map w/ MT UGB line Piilani Piilani Hwy Hwy Text Black line = MT proposed 2030 UGB MT Preferred Future Map Piilani Hwy
  12. 12. S. Maui Population Growth & Housing Residents Plus Visitors ✦ S. Maui resident population ✦ 2000 census= c. 60000 22,000 40000 ✦ 2009 residents= 28,000 20000 ✦ 2030 projection= 39,000 0 2000 2009 2030 South Maui population projections
  13. 13. South Maui proposed units Key question: Will more or fewer ✦ 7,400 already entitled residents live in each home by units 2030 ? Approved units new units ✦ 1,000 more units proposed by GPAC map @2.9/unit Approv ✦ 1,900 more units Dev new proposed by Plan Department map @ PD new 2.72/unit GPAC new ✦ 3,400 more units proposed by developers ✦ Department estimate 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 nearly double GPAC
  14. 14. Maui Island Plan POLICIES • Population • Heritage Resources • Economic Development • Housing • Infrastructure • Land Use
  15. 15. Heritage Resources •Cultural resources •Shorelines & reefs •Watersheds, streams, wetlands •Natural areas & wildlife •Scenic resources
  16. 16. MIP Heritage Policies • Expansion of Baldwin Beach & Ho’okipa Park lands • Preserve traditional access routes • Cultural landscape studies • Protect reefs through Special Area Management Plans • Conservation Subdivision design standards • Designate Heritage Areas Proposed Special Area for South Maui for natural & cultural from summit to reef resources
  17. 17. MIP Heritage Policies • Support adequate stream Waters & Watersheds flow levels • Establish Environmental Resource Planning Division in County • Establish environmental research & resource centers • Protect ridgelines & slopes from development • Support for community watershed planning • Community groups identify scenic resources to protect
  18. 18. MIP Economic Development Policies • Diversify towards a knowledge-based economy •Support new jobs that offer a living wage •Substitute imports with locally produced services & products •Support sustainable, resource efficient industries •Upgrade telecommunications infrastructure
  19. 19. MIP: Visitor Industry Policies • Diversify tourism-support health & wellness, educational, cultural, ag tourism. etc. • Connect visitor industry to local businesses • Evaluate various visitor accommodation types for cost-benefit ratio • Allow small inns and B&B’s where there is community support and small retreat centers where appropriate
  20. 20. MIP: Ag Policies •Goal: 85% of locally consumed fruits and vegetables will be grown on island •Require new subdivisions to provide community garden space •Allow more direct marketing of farm goods in ag & rural districts •Work with State to regulate & monitor GMO crops •More ag parks, farming associations and biofuel crops •Improve off-island shipping
  21. 21. MIP: Economic Strategies •Increase support for locally owned businesses: grants microlending & regulatory reform •Expand health care services- traditional and alternative •Support telemedicine facilities home health care businesses “age in place” building codes •Expand educational offerings- pre-school to college & include native Hawaiian programs •Expand training: health care, clean energy & S.T.E.M. fields
  22. 22. MIP Housing Policies •Promote resident housing & minimize offshore sales impact •Build homes and rentals that remain perpetually affordable •Adopt progressive tax & building fee structure •Track housing, economic & tax rate cycles & offer affordable housing incentives • Establish a Housing Resource Center & master list of units •Create affordable housing finance program
  23. 23. MIP Housing Policies • Promote livable, walkable, mixed use & income towns • Prohibit gated communities • Establish building permit time limits • Prioritize CIP process for 100% affordable projects •Provide outreach to homeless establish transitional housing •Require streamlining of permit process •Indigenous architecture code
  24. 24. MIP Infrastructure Policies • Make County government a model for zero waste Solid Waste & Wastewater •Implement curbside recycling •Reduce packaging, food service & construction waste •Create Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to divert trash •More composting centers & waste to energy program •New wastewater plant outside tsunami zone •Require bonding of private multi-user wastewater systems
  25. 25. MIP Infrastructure Policies •Expand reuse of wastewater •Amend County regs to allow non-potable “grey water” use •Require regular reports for private infrastructure systems •Develop site selection studies for water storage facilities in each planning region •Support programs for alien plant removal in watersheds •Increase efficiency of all water treatment systems
  26. 26. MIP Infrastructure policies • Recognize water as a public trust resource Water •Adopt standards for water source siting- (private wells) • Set stream flow standards •Provide sufficient, affordable water for ag use •Retain/expand public ownership of watersheds and fresh water systems •Increase system efficiency & water conservation •Study SY of E. Maui streams and aquifers
  27. 27. MIP Infrastructure Policies •Plan for multi-modal system: public transit, bikes, walking, Transportation autos & other modes •Refocus transportation investment from roadway construction to multi-modal •Utilize rural road standards •Integrate walking, bike and transit routes into all new development •Implement Upcountry Greenway Plan & other approved greenway plans
  28. 28. MIP Infrastructure Policies •Conduct study to prioritize transit corridors & stations Mass Transit •Designate, map & develop corridors to support mass transit solutions •Plan for mixed-use, Transit Oriented Development areas & more Park & Ride facilities •Provide for bus stop amenities •Expand funding sources for public transit •Work to provide shuttle
  29. 29. MIP Infrastructure Policies •Adopt island-wide parks plan • Integrate mauka-makai Parks landscapes in parks plan • Pursue improvements & upgrades in County parks • Identify areas for cultural- historical parks in each plan district •Incorporate resident input in park location, planning & care • Use development approval process to acquire shore line parks & additional parking
  30. 30. MIP Infrastructure •Adequately plan & fund public safety facilities- ambulance, Public Facilities fire police, civil defense •Require safe walkways within 1 mile of every school •Incorporate resident input in public facility location & design •Establish a Maui archives center- digital & hardcopy •Establish development impact fees to fund nearby public facilities
  31. 31. MIP Infrastructure Policies •By 2030, reduce consumption fossil fuel to 70% of 2005 levels Energy •Establish County operations as a model of energy efficiency: use audits to help set energy targets •By 2030, 70% of Maui’s energy will be from renewable sources •Provide incentives to convert to renewable energy •Update Maui’s electric grid •Develop tax incentives/policies to encourage appropriate renewable energy projects
  32. 32. MIP Land Use Policies •Maui Island shall have viable ag activities, protection of ag Ag Land Use Policies lands & prosperous ag industry •Require Conservation Site Design Plans for ag subdivisions •Require public review/notice of 4-lot & up ag subdivisons •Encourage farmer’s markets •Develop alternative sources for ag water- treated effluent, etc •Allow water & tax discounts for legitimate farming on ag or rural lands
  33. 33. MIP Rural Land Use Policies •Focus development on lands inside UGB & RGB •Encourage Rural lands to use Conservation Subdivision plans •Use green belts, riparian zones to buffer rural/urban landuse •Rename “Rural” zoning to “Large Lot Residential” & allow greater flexibility in design •Develop Rural infrastructure standards & protect small town character •Allow mixed home/business use in Business Country Town
  34. 34. MIP Urban Land Use Policies •Maintain distinct separation between communities & require public design workshops for new communities •Encourage use of “green” neighborhood design standards •Develop communities that provide sufficient parks, schools, libraries & essential services •Allow mixed use & home businesses in residential areas •Support infill & higher density in Urban growth boundary areas
  35. 35. MIP Key Questions • When are land use decisions made: MIP or Community plan level? • How much influence do policies have on Urban Growth Boundary maps? • How will accountability for implementation of policies be measured? • How will future infrastructure be funded?
  36. 36. MIP: Uncompleted Reviews Maui Island GPAC reached their review deadline without discussing these important topics: • Harbor & Airport Policies • Hazard Maps & Hazard Policies • Implementation of Policies • Funding prioritization of recommended infrastructure & other projects