Maui mayor announces agreement to acquire 45-acre land donation from A&B

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PO Box: Maui County / Shane Tegarden

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that he has secured a 45-acre land donation from Alexander & Baldwin, consisting primarily of parkland and shoreline land that will be protected for public recreation and use.

The 45 acres are divided into seven properties, including eight Dairy Road parcels:

  • Baldwin Beach Park (Kapukaulua), 17.5 acres
  • Baby Beach, (Wawaʻu Point) makai of the Maui Country Club, 10 acres
  • Shoreline between Mama’s Fish House and Hoʻokipa Beach Park, 3,999 acres
  • Two additional parcels adjacent to Hoaloha Park in Kahului, 2,898 acres
  • Rainbow Park on Baldwin Avenue, 2,359 acres
  • Land adjacent to the Hāna Highway in Maliko Gulch, 1.4 acres
  • Dairy Road (8 plots), Kahului, 6,935 acres

“Alexander & Baldwin looks forward to completing the transfer of these important lands to Maui County, where they can be managed for public use and enjoyment for generations to come,” said Chris Benjamin, President and CEO. the management of Alexander & Baldwin. “Our mahalo in administration for his diligent work over the past two years in bringing us to today’s announcement.”

The land donation is subject to Maui County Council approval, with a deadline for closing the deal set for March 31, 2023. The land and any improvements thereon will be passed on “as is”. ,” according to county officials.

A&B will bear all land transfer costs, including preparation of required deeds, registration and transfer tax.

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“There is no cost to our Maui County residents to acquire this land from A&B, but the value of protecting these areas in perpetuity yields an immeasurable return for our local families today and for generations. future,” said Mayor Victorino, who said the donation is the result of more than two years of negotiations by himself and his administrative team.

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“On behalf of the people of Maui County, I share our sincere gratitude to Alexander & Baldwin for this significant gift to our community. With this agreement, these lands, including the popular Baldwin Beach Park and Baby Beach in Spreckelsville, will forever remain. in the hands of the county,” said Mayor Victorino. “This agreement continues my administration’s commitment to the public stewardship of important recreational and open spaces. These lands will be a legacy for our children, to their children and future generations.

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