Maui Repair Or Retreat? An Ocean-Battered Maui Condo Complex Grapples With An Uncertain Future (HI)

/ Owner - June 27, 2024

John Saunders fondly remembers family gatherings at his condo along Napili coast in West Maui. He loved to watch his kids learning to swim and snorkel with sea turtles in Keonenui Bay, a crescent-shaped cove just a short walk from the 1970s-era Kahana Sunset complex.  The Orange County, California, coin collector and real estate investor hoped his three grandkids would also enjoy the pool and ocean there. But the Saunders’ family condo is off-limits.  An engineer hired by the condo association deemed Building F — one of Kahana Sunset’s six buildings housing 79 units — unsafe in March 2021. During storms, waves sometimes break over the building’s roof and blast sand across the lanais. The ocean has undermined the foundation and created sinkholes under the adjacent Building A.    Read the article…………………………….

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