Hana pier to be demolished due to unsafe conditions

By
Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

The Hawaii Department of Transportation, the DOT, wants to demolish the old pier in Hana Bay because it could potentially be dangerous. It's crumbling and falling apart, and could be replaced, but community sentiment prefers to have nothing instead of a publicly accessible commercial pier which would create more boat traffic in the little harbor.

kids playing in Hana Harbor, Hana Maui

kids playing in Hana Harbor, Hana Maui

Originally built to transport sugar out of Hana before the Hana Highway became a viable roadway, it has not been used commercially in a long time.  The pier is still used by local fishermen and kids for recreation, but due to liability risks, will be removed at the estimated cost of about $3,500,000.

The Hana Harbor Development Plan was put together in 2011 and addressed the issue of the pier.  Since then it has become worse and obvious that it needs to be removed. 

A bridge on the Hana Highway, Maui Hawaii

A bridge on the Hana Highway, Maui Hawaii

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Comments (6)

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

That is one heck of a removal cost!!  Thank you for the post.  Mark

Oct 21, 2016 11:30 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am with Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint - that is a lot of money to remove it. Safety comes first.  There is a lot of history there.  I think I would rather have nothing as well then to replace it.

Oct 21, 2016 12:07 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Georgie

That's to bad and quite a costly project!

Oct 21, 2016 12:09 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Georgie Hunter R(S) I am sure that salt air corrosion of concrete structures is a serious issue, so no surprise with this. Dolphin Towers in Sarasota had a similar issue that is costing millions to correct.

Oct 21, 2016 11:00 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Thanks for your comments!

Oct 22, 2016 04:52 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Wow! That is an expensive removal. Thanks for sharing this information.

Oct 24, 2016 11:10 PM