Honokōwai Community – Master Plan and Environmental Review

Honokōwai Community – Master Plan and Environmental Review

The State 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.