Honokōwai Homestead Community – Master Plan and Environmental Review

Honokōwai Homestead Community – Master Plan and Environmental Review

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is developing a land-use plan and seeking environmental approvals for an agriculture homestead community on approximately 800 acres of land at Honokōwai within the Ka‘anapali Moku on Maui. The purpose of the project is to develop a master plan of these lands with a focus on providing agriculture homesteading opportunities to DHHL’s wait list beneficiaries. 

DHHL’s Administrative Rules were amended in March 2017 to include a new smaller Agriculture Homestead Lease. This Agriculture Homestead Lease provides space for a small family farm, not to exceed three acres. The Administrative Rules require these smaller agriculture Homestead leases to cultivate their lots with plants and/or animals. Farm plans and cultivation of 3/4 of the lot are not required. Construction of a house and residence on the lot is optional.

Project Schedule

Timeframe Honokōwai Development Action
Sept. 2019 Beneficiary Planning Meeting #1
Oct. 2019  Request for Pre-assessment consultation information
Oct. 2019-March 2020 Data collection and preparation of technical studies for Master plan concepts
Feb. 2020 Beneficiary Planning Meeting #2
Nov. 2020 Beneficiary Planning Meeting #3
Nov. 2020 Selection of Preferred Master Plan (MP) Alternative
To Be Determined Presentation of Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and MP to the Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC)
To Be Determined Publish Draft EA in The Environmental Notice
To Be Determined Public comment period Draft EA (the comment period lasts for 30 days from the date the Draft EA is published in The Environmental Notice)
To Be Determined Presentation of Final EA to HHC, request HHC approval
To Be Determined Publish Final EA, in The Environmental Notice