On April 8th, Bill Mitchell from Hawaii Land Design, LLC presented the following documents for the proposed Waikapu Country Town 23 acre park. Bill has asked for community feedback to help ensure we as a community approve the design and can back the project. If there is anything you wish to see in the design, please send us an email or post in the comments below.
Please post comments, concerns and ideas by May 15, 2019. Thank you!
I think a Park would be a great idea. I would want to see some parking along the Honoapiilani highway edge of the park. I feel like people will park there anyway so it would be nice to plan for it for a change. Integrating a Disc Golf course would be a nice quiet addition to a neighborhood park.
Yes. This is an awesome idea.
I agree with this park. We need more park areas for the kids.
Thanks to all who have shared your thoughts, opinions and concerns about this project. I would like you to personally thank each and everyone of you who took time out of your busy schedule to comment on this project. Next thing I would like to do is to personally invite each and everyone of you and your ohana to our meeting tonight at the Valley Isle Fellowship Church starting at 7:00pm. Guest will include representatives from the developer who is proposing the park as well as Representatives from the County of Maui Parks and Recreation Department. Other guest will include representatives from the Maui Police Department. Please join us tonight and again thank you folks for your time, thoughts, opinions, and concerns.
Waikapu Community Association President
1. Who is going to pay for this? Will it cause my property tax to get a special assessment?
2. Will there be adequate parking?
3. Is there a plan for a traffic signal at the intersection?
4. Will there be a sidewalk on Waiale so that residents can walk to the new park?
In favoring of the park! Please consider a community pool.
Anna Hakes, Waikapu gardens subdivision.
I am unable to comment because there is no larger map that shows how this park fits into the whole project. There is not enough information on the zoomed in graphics provided here to determine exactly where the park will be located.
Is there a place where can I go to get more maps and information before making my comments?
This looks like a great park plan
I am a resident of Maui, born and raised in Kula and now live in Waikapu with my young family. I understand the need for more housing on the island and I am a direct beneficiary of this. However, I am very against the density of housing that is being proposed here. Maui is known for its open space. I would hope that lot sizes are no smaller than 9,000sqft MINIMUM. If people had opportunities for larger back yards, they may not have to rely as much on large city parks for their children’s recreation.
My comments on the park are to keep the stream and the trees intact – living in Waikapu gardens phase 2 is very nice to have the low volume of street traffic on Waiale and Waiko road. Also, I am concerned about homelessness problems that come with parks. I live right across the street from this park and I would feel very exposed to having this so close to my neighborhood – perhaps create more greenway or larger greenbelts around the park.
I like the proposal or the Rural lots – I would like to see more of the residential areas be zones for Rural use. the more densely populated a place is, the more the costs of the houses go up over time, something which this island does not need more of.
Yes approved for the park
Thank you for emailing us! Suggested improvements:
1. SPLASH PAD
Hickam Splash Park
Aupaka St, Honolulu, HI 96818
2. More covered seating (benches) and picnic areas
3. Playground cover/shade to allow for all day use
Very pleased to see:
2. Fitness trail
4. Ample parking!!
This park is a much needed addition for the Waikapū Community. This looks like a nice area where the families of this community can come together.
I’m in favor for a new park in Waikapu. But, I do have concerns about traffic, parking, sidewalk access and will there be a traffic signal erected. There is no mentioning of these items in the map. Please provide more information.
Please include a bike park/pump track. These tracks are great for kids and don’t need a lot of area. The riders will help build and maintain. Visit Facebook Bike Parks Maui to see what other communities have done to provide these types of Bike Parks.
I second the idea of an area to ride bikes. A pump track is a simple solution for a safe place to ride bikes without needing a large area or a lot of money.
Still waiting for my question that I asked on April 24th to be answered so I have the opportunity to comment. Mahalo.
Park is a great idea. If budget allows, 1. Pool 2. Disk golf course 3. Bike lane will be nice. I’m a bit concerned this open space attract homeless/crimes if it’s not designed right. (Gates? Locks in restrooms?)
Considering the large amount of housing units and increase of population this proposed project will bring to our community, this park is needed. It will provide an open space for residents to participate in recreational & fitness activities and a safe place for them to walk their furry companions. We echo previous concerns regarding adequate parking. Question: Who will be responsible for the maintenance and monitoring of the park? Our Waikapu Community is currently dealing with an increase of homelessness population which includes drug related activities. Safety is a big concern. Mahalo.
It is very sad that no one has addressed a question that I posted on April 24th. Having a survey that has incomplete information, is bias. How can people make informed decisions about the project, when no larger map showing how the park fits into the community is presented?