Discretionary – permits obtained in 41 days
Ministerial – permits obtained in 38 days
|Special Management Area (SMA) Exemption||Flood Development Permit||Historic District Approval|
|Shoreline Setback Approval||Building Permit||Historic District Sign Approval|
|Environmental Assessment Exemption||Certificate of Occupancy|
The project was an extremely time-critical use of a Nationally-listed Historic Building. VANS Shoes uses a specific, highly-efficient merchandising system which required interior improvements to the building. The building and retail shop are within the Lahaina National Historic District, necessitating review of signs, advertising, color scheme, architecture and store front elements. The shop is also a special flood hazard zone, within the shoreline setback area, involves State-leased lands and is within the Special Management Area of Maui County. Multiple, overlapping jurisdictions (federal, state and county), as well as sometimes conflicting rules and regulations, made for a challenging regulatory environment, but resulted in an exceptionally well-integrated retail space for this nationally recognized footwear apparel manufacturer and retailer.