Oceanic Time Warner Cable breaks ground at Maui Lani Village Center
(July 14, 2011) - Oceanic Time Warner Cable broke ground for its spacious new Maui facility, becoming the latest company to begin construction at the Maui Lani Village Center, and the latest milestone in Maui Lani's long-term journey to establish the commercial core of its master-planned community.
Slated for completion in mid-2012, the 27,000 s.f. facility will become Oceanic's new center of operations for Central Maui, encompassing offices, warehouse space and a state-of-the-art hub to service its residential and commercial customers. The new site will enable the company, currently housed in multiple buildings, to consolidate into one complex with roughly 4,500 more square feet of elbow room.
"This is going to be great," said Rick Colletto, Oceanic's general manager for Maui County. "We've always made do with what we had (in multiple locations), and the new facility will be better for our customers as well - nicer lobby, more parking and a centralized location in Maui Lani that will be much more convenient."
Oceanic is joining a number of other businesses that also have broken ground on their future Maui Lani facilities, or are in various stages of design, including physicians, accountants, a credit union, retail stores, contractors and distributors. Paradise Beverages and Group Builders are expected to complete their new buildings within the next few months, and the Retina Institute of Hawaii soon thereafter. Other companies planning to build include Wailuku Federal Credit Union, Commercial Plumbing, Menehune Water, 76 Gas and Marmac Ace Hardware.
Over the past two decades, Maui Lani successfully established itself as a residential area, with more than a thousand families now residing in its neighborhoods. Maui Lani also incorporated schools, new roadways, medical facilities and recreational activities including parks and the Dunes at Maui Lani golf course. The opening of the Maui Lani Village Center in 2008 marked a new phase in the community's evolution: the addition of commercial services and businesses.
"The investments by these companies coming into the Village Center are indicative of their positive outlook," said Grant Howe, principal broker of Commercial Properties of Maui. "The availability of build-ready lots at the project, and its flexible mixed-use zoning are attractive features to many businesses looking to own their own buildings for the long-term.
"The Village Center's mixed-use zoning also makes a great deal of sense for Maui Lani, as a master-planned district looking to create a well integrated community where all of the components complement one another - places to live, places to play, places to work and places to shop."