Villages of Leiali‘i Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

Lahaina, Maui

Completed

2013 / MP – 2009 / EIS – 2012 / Ongoing Design

Land Use Plan - Concept 3

The Villages of Leiali‘i is a 1,033-acre area identified for development of affordable housing.

Leiali‘i is envisioned as a new urbanist community composed of compact, higher-density, walkable neighborhoods with a mix of residential unit types, commercial and mixed-use neighborhood centers, light industrial areas, and good connectivity for all modes of transportation. Belt Collins' master plan identified three alternative land use concepts for housing layouts, densities, and types, one of which was based on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Design (LEED-ND). An infrastructure master plan was then completed for the selected concept assessing on-site and off-site roadways, drainage, potable water, sewer, reclaimed water, electrical, telephone, and cable systems improvements. As part of the project, time domain electromagnetic (TDEM) surveys were conducted to assist in determining groundwater resources to serve the project. Following the master planning phase, Belt Collins prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) as the next step towards implementation. HHFDC then issued a request for proposals (RFP) to prospective developers for the first phase of the project, consisting of approximately 422 acres. The master plan offered guidance to those interested in responding to the RFP about existing site conditions, opportunities, and constraints; design principles to promote a walkable community; parks and open space; infrastructure requirements; and order-of-magnitude costs.

Belt Collins is currently providing engineering and site planning services for a 200-unit multi-family project in the southeast portion of the Village, as part of a HHFDC seed project RFP. Services include assessing drainage, water, and electrical systems; developing conceptual site layouts; preparing preliminary site plan; and preparing on-site wastewater treatment plant location and disposal concepts.

On Site Sewer System - Concept 3

Having completed the master plan and environmental impact statement for the 800 acre Villages of La‘i ‘Ōpua (Kealakehe Planned Community) on the north end of Kona for the State of Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) in the 1989-1990, Belt Collins was again selected for a similar scope of services at HHFDC’s envisioned Villages of Leiali‘i above Lahaina on Maui. The Villages of Leiali‘i is a 1,033-acre area identified for development of affordable housing. The work included completion of a master plan, utility system study and environmental impact statement for the former sugar cane land.

Land Use Concepts One and Two Bicycle and Trail Circulation

Land Use Concept Three Bicycle and Trail Circulation

The Villages of Leiali‘i is a 1,033-acre area identified for development of affordable housing.

Having completed the master plan and environmental impact statement for the 800 acre Villages of La‘i ‘Ōpua (Kealakehe Planned Community) on the north end of Kona for the State of Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) in the 1989-1990, Belt Collins was again selected for a similar scope of services at HHFDC’s envisioned Villages of Leiali‘i above Lahaina on Maui. The Villages of Leiali‘i is a 1,033-acre area identified for development of affordable housing. The work included completion of a master plan, utility system study and environmental impact statement for the former sugar cane land.

Land Use Concepts One and Two Bicycle and Trail Circulation

Land Use Concept Three Bicycle and Trail Circulation

Land Use Plan - Concept 3

Leiali‘i is envisioned as a new urbanist community composed of compact, higher-density, walkable neighborhoods with a mix of residential unit types, commercial and mixed-use neighborhood centers, light industrial areas, and good connectivity for all modes of transportation. Belt Collins' master plan identified three alternative land use concepts for housing layouts, densities, and types, one of which was based on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Design (LEED-ND). An infrastructure master plan was then completed for the selected concept assessing on-site and off-site roadways, drainage, potable water, sewer, reclaimed water, electrical, telephone, and cable systems improvements. As part of the project, time domain electromagnetic (TDEM) surveys were conducted to assist in determining groundwater resources to serve the project. Following the master planning phase, Belt Collins prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) as the next step towards implementation. HHFDC then issued a request for proposals (RFP) to prospective developers for the first phase of the project, consisting of approximately 422 acres. The master plan offered guidance to those interested in responding to the RFP about existing site conditions, opportunities, and constraints; design principles to promote a walkable community; parks and open space; infrastructure requirements; and order-of-magnitude costs.

Belt Collins is currently providing engineering and site planning services for a 200-unit multi-family project in the southeast portion of the Village, as part of a HHFDC seed project RFP. Services include assessing drainage, water, and electrical systems; developing conceptual site layouts; preparing preliminary site plan; and preparing on-site wastewater treatment plant location and disposal concepts.

On Site Sewer System - Concept 3

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