Lawsuit aims to halt proposed subdivision on Maui

Lawsuit aims to halt proposed subdivision on Maui

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Maui County and developers of a proposed fast-tracked subdivision that includes affordable housing are facing a lawsuit over the development's environmental assessment.

The Maui News reports that the lawsuit brought by the Maalaea Community Association and Maui Tomorrow Foundation challenges the assessment, saying that some parts are false and it lacks required legal information.

The 257-acre project between the West Maui Mountains and Honoapiilani Highway would include 58 affordable lots and 55 market-priced lots. MVI LLC is developing the project.

The county Department of Housing and Human Concerns issued a finding of no significant environmental impact for the project and sent the final assessment to the state for publication.

The groups opposing the development claim the county's finding of the developers' plan was "invalid and illegal."

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