The Land Use Committee will take a virtual tour of Lumeria Maui

January 21, 2022, 5:25 p.m. HST

Lumieria, Maui. PC: file provided courtesy of Ka’uhane, Inc.

Members of the Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee will take a virtual tour of Lumeria Maui, a visitor facility that is being considered for rezoning.

Lumeria sits on 5.66 acres on Baldwin Avenue in Makawao and has requested a rezoning from tentative to public/near-public P-1, according to Councilwoman Tamara Paltin, who chairs the committee.

The Committee will collect public testimony and receive a presentation from Lumeria representatives, as well as a virtual tour at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

“At a committee meeting in December, council members said they wanted to see the property,” Paltin said. “This virtual site tour will allow the committee to respond to this request without the need for an in-person gathering as we continue to respond to omicron’s push.”

According to its website, Lumeria is an “educational retreat center” that offers classes and programs such as yoga and meditation, Paltin said. She said her committee was told that Lumeria also offers accommodation for visitors and has an on-site restaurant and spa.

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Platin said a Planning Department report notes that Lumeria includes a 14,333-square-foot “dormitory” consisting of five buildings connected by a veranda, known as the Fred Baldwin Memorial Home, and is located next to the Maui Youth and Family Services administrative facility. .

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The committee will accept public testimony via live video at https://bluejeans.com/149341846. Telephone testimony can be done by dialing 1-408-915-6290 and entering the passcode 149 341 846.

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