Blessing for 324 Kaulana Mahina Workforce Apartments in Wailuku, Maui

Kaponoai Molitau in the center with State Senator Gilbert Keith Agaran and council member Kelly King on the left and council members Tasha Kama, Yuki Lei Sugimura and council chairwoman Alice Lee on the right.

An official blessing was held Monday for the new Kaulana Mahina development in central Maui. Kaulana Mahina offers long-term labor rentals and a community/recreation center, on 14.4 acres in Wailuku.

The site is bounded by Waiʻale Road (east), Kuikahi Drive (north) and Honoapiʻilani Highway (west).

From left to right Doug Rogers of Moss & Associates, HHFDC Director Denise Matsubara, State Representative Kyle Yamashita, Department of Housing and Human Affairs – Director Lori Tsuhako, Linda Schatz, Mayor Victorino, Council President Alice Lee, Representative of State Troy Hashimoto, State Senator Gilbert Keith Agaran, Jack Dowling of The Dowling Company dig their where in the ground and see the blessings for safe and productive construction. Blessing of Kumu Kaponoʻai Molitau.

“This will be the first workforce apartment project developed on Maui in more than 20 years,” Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino said. “The grand opening of this new development is another important step in our efforts to provide more affordable rentals for our hard-working residents.”

Kaulana Mahina has 324 units, including studios and one- to three-bedroom units. The professionally managed project will have plenty of amenities for its residents – a gym, swimming pool, yoga room, residents’ lounge, lawn for a playground and a dog park – all included in the project. monthly rent.

The development is 60% affordable and is considered a 201H affordable housing project.


The developer is BIT Wailuku LLC, comprised of PNC Realty Investors, Inc., Legacy Partners, Pacific Coast Capital Partners and others. The project is a collaboration with Maui County, the Maui County Mayor’s Office and Council, and the Hawai’i Housing Finance Development Corporation.


The blessing ceremony was led by Kaponoʻai Molitau, while government officials and department heads attended the inauguration ceremony.

Mayor Victorino and State Representative Kyle Yamashita recognize the commitment and dedicated team that made Kaulana Mahina a reality.

The developer is BIT Wailuku LLC, comprised of PNC Realty Investors, Inc., Legacy Partners, Pacific Coast Capital Partners, Dowling Company, Pier Investments, and Schatz Collaborative LLC. The construction and design team is comprised of Moss & Associates, Clifford Planning & Architecture, Warren S. Unemori Engineering, Inc., and Group Pacific.

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