HONOLULU (KHON2) – A blessing took place Tuesday morning for Maui’s new 324-unit Kaulana Mahina Affordable Apartment project. 

Mayor Michael Victorino joined in on the blessing saying this is Maui’s first workforce rental project in nearly two decades. 

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“This groundbreaking of the Kaulana Mahina Affordable Apartments is another step forward in building badly needed workforce rental housing available for our residents,” said Victorino.

He said these units are within walking distance of Starbucks, Jamba Juice, McDonald’s, Foodland and more. 60% of the units will also offer affordable plans for 30 years.

“Tenants will live in a range of housing — from studios to three-bedroom units — and enjoy amenities like a gym, yoga room, pool, a residents’ lounge, a dog park and playground,” said Victorino. 

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For more information on the progress of this new apartment complex head to the county of Maui’s website