After shuttering the entire sugarcane operation on Maui two years ago a coalition of local farm and food activists is trying to buy the entire Central Valley (36,000 acres!) for regenerative agriculture. The Sugar Mill is imagined here as a hub for all kinds of businesses and activities. This site used to house an entire company town, complete with movie hall, bowling alley, store, school and more. The old mill buildings all need a complete overhaul, but because they are zoned heavy industrial pretty much any kind of business is allowed there. We want a permanent farmer's market, commercial kitchens, restaurants, a Maker's Space, art lofts, galleries, farm-to-table dinners, concerts, a full-service education center, agritourism, and all kinds of cottage industry. Reimagining this amazing industrial center as a local community resource that serves both our own Maui residents and the hospitality industry shows how we can turn this brownfield site into a beautiful gathering space, and create scores of living-wage jobs at the same time!
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