Overdevelopment threatens the safety of our community:
Here is what you need to know, there are multiple high-density housing and commercial projects proposed for this area. If approved some of these projects will cause harm to people, the community, and our neighborhood. Many of these developments are being proposed and approved in high-risk areas, like stream beds and floodways. These can cause flooding in our neighborhoods and risks the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors.
We need to demand that the County do not allow these developments to be built in flood zones, streambeds, and drainage ways. We must demand that projects are only built in a safe and responsible manner.
What can you do?
- Learn More,
- Talk to neighbors,
- Join local community groups,
- Sign the petition,
Here are some of the problems caused by overdevelopment:
ZONING: Developers are trying to change zoning rules that protect our neighborhoods.
HAZARDS: Developers are putting housing in the most hazardous areas.
FLOODING: Developers are ignoring local flooding problems and will make them even worse.
INFRASTRUCTURE: Developers are avoiding paying for infrastructure improvements with Waivers and Exemptions. They are using loopholes and unfair rules to avoid paying for their fair share of improvements, like curbs, sidewalks, drains, and parks.
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY: Some of these projects will decrease pedestrian safety and increase traffic problems. Projects are putting more traffic where local kids play.
PRIVACY: badly designed projects violate the safety, privacy, and enjoyment of neighbors. Reduced setbacks and building to the maximum height regardless of neighbors, destroying views for surrounding homes and neighbors,
POLLUTION: construction creates pollution, during and afterward. Polluted stormwater running into the ocean harms the reef and sea life.
NATURE: These projects can harm wetlands, habitats, open space, and underground water sources.
RECREATION: Many of these projects provide no benefit to the community, as developers do not want to pay their fair share of contributions for parks. And will make our parks and beaches more crowded.
PARKS & BEACHES: Developers are avoiding paying millions of dollars in normal fees, which should be spent on creating more parks, beaches, and recreational facilities.
- For more information visit the website: https://SaveKihei.org
- Join the Facebook Group: Save Kihei
- Join the Kihei Community Association: http://GoKihei.org