Kapalua Mauka gets zoning OK
Maui Land & Pineapple Co. Inc. has obtained zoning approvals for a 925-acre master-planned residential and recreational development in West Maui's Kapalua Resort.
The zoning approval by Maui County enables the company to move one step closer toward building its mix of 690 single-family homes and condominiums, golf courses and five acres of commercial space at its proposed Kapalua Mauka development.
The approvals mark another incremental milestone in Maui Land & Pineapple's campaign to enhance the Kapalua area's resort and residential amenities. Last year, the company announced plans for a $300 million redevelopment of the Kapalua Bay Hotel. The company is revamping the 24-acre hotel complex into a mix of hotel rooms, time-share units and condominiums, and is planning an oceanside spa and beach club.
The property, which is being rebranded as the Kapalua Beach Club, is less than a mile from the site of Kapalua Mauka.
Altogether the Kapalua resort encompasses 23,000 acres and includes three beaches, golf courses and the 548-room Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.
"Kapalua Mauka is vital to the repositioning efforts of our resort operations," said David Cole, chairman, president and chief executive of Maui Land & Pineapple.
Although the zoning approvals represent perhaps the most onerous hurdles, the project next must obtain final approvals by the Maui Planning Commission. Maui Land & Pineapple expects sales of residences to begin next year, with completion of the development to take 10 to 15 years.