PAVILION UPDATE: March 18, 2020
In early March Ekahi’s ocean side Pavilion was much more complete than at the grand opening. It is a beautiful building with expended resources. The best part was the view was not lost, the kitchen modernized and the BBQ area was beefed (ha!) up.
Though a few finishing touches are needed (the living orchid wall for example) the building is fully operational!
PAVILION UPDATE: February 11, 2020
Grand Opening Ceremony is complete!
On the evening of February 10th – after the cleansing rains stopped – the Pavilion here at Ekahi Village hosted its Grand Opening including a Hawaiian Blessing.
There are still some final touches to be completed (including the bathrooms) but all will be done by March 6th!
Most of the construction fencing is down and the Pavilion is open and available for use. It’s been a long road, but all involved are happy to have the great Pavilion at Ekahi back open and operational!
PAVILION UPDATE: February 7, 2020
The Pavilion is ALMOST READY!
February 10th will be the official Hawaiian Blessing and opening for most of the Pavilion. It’s been a long time coming, but soon we will be fully operational.
When the Pavilion opens on Monday, there will be a few items that remain to be installed:
- Solar panels
- BBQ counter tops
- Stone caps around the columns
- Women and men’s shower floors and partitions
- Gates and railings
Most of the work that needs to be completed is near the main entrance of the pavilion; therefore, the upper part of the dust fence will remain until the work is done, which is estimated to be March 3rd. During this time the main part of the pavilion will remain open for owners and guests to enjoy access to everything but the bathrooms and showers. The portable washrooms will also remain until everything is complete.
PAVILION UPDATE: January 21, 2020
Construction continues on the Pavilion at Ekahi Village. Many of the interior features are being installed and updated as the finished project looks more and more in place.
The project team is finalizing interior, shuffleboard court and landscape details. Grand Opening and Hawaiian Blessing is still on schedule for February 10th.
PAVILION UPDATE: December 18, 2019
Things continue to move along with the Pavilion. But Maui being Maui, the new open date is now February 10, 2020. As owners at the property we are just as disappointed as any renters and guests are for this delay. Unfortunately many of the construction details are beyond our control. I know the building company and pavilion remodel committee at Ekahi are committed to delivering a great product, it just is taking a little longer.
The footprint of the structure remains the same as the original, but with the inner ring of columns removed and the unique ceiling design, the space is much more functional.
Roof sheathing has been installed, mechanical and electrical rough-in work in the bathrooms and activity center is complete and the electrical rough-in at the Pavilion ceiling is beginning. Metal framing is complete and installation of the soffit eves are in progress and drywall installation has started in the bathrooms.
PAVILION UPDATE: November 20, 2019
We skipped a month with our updates to so we could show off some real progress. As of now, the Pavilion is expected to open January 13, 2020 – so we are starting to get close! All of the main, big, heavy construction is nearing completion and the inside is starting to get put together.
Roof installation, electrical, plumbing and mechanical rough in work, installation of the exterior siding and trim and bathroom drywall will be completed soon, most has been done already.
The footprint of the structure remained the same as the original, but with the inner ring of columns removed and the unique ceiling design, the space will be much more functional than in the past.
Roof sheathing has been installed, mechanical and electrical rough-in work in the bathrooms and activity center is complete and the electrical rough-in at the Pavilion ceiling is beginning. Metal framing is complete and installation of the soffit eves are in progress.
PAVILION UPDATE: September 27, 2019
Our new Pavilion is taking shape! The Pavilion slab has been poured and the stairs and column pour backs are being made. Trusses are in the process of being installed and rough carpentry and roof framing will be ongoing for the next 2 ½ weeks.
I’ve been asked about a work-out or exercise room area at the new Pavilion. As of now there is a space in the new Pavilion that could become an exercise / work out area. It is not yet 100% that this will be the case, but the option is being discussed.
PAVILION UPDATE: September 6, 2019
The new Pavilion is out of the ground and taking shape!
Footings are in place, major structural framework has been set, backfilling is underway and concrete block walls are being built. Behind the scenes design engineers, interior designer and the pavilion committee members are working through the iterative process of reviewing and inspecting the structural components and fixtures as well as finalizing interior finish details.
PAVILION UPDATE: August 13, 2019
The remodel at the Pavilion continues to move along.
During July the form work for the footing was completed, the reinforcing steel was installed and inspected and on July 26th the concrete footing was poured. The footing will cure for a minimum of seven days prior to installation of moment frames and backfill and compaction.
Design details related to the truss system and number and placement of rooftop photovoltaic panels (solar panels) are being refined. The Pavilion Design Committee is finalizing the selection of interior and exterior finish / fixtures.
A few more drone photos for you to check out.
PAVILION UPDATE: July 1, 2019
The project continues to operate on schedule. Preparatory work has been completed to make way for the form work, rebar installation, inspections and the concrete pour in the next two weeks.
Below are early morning (7 AM) views from “high above” the Pavilion worksite with a drone. One shot looking west toward the Pacific and another easy up toward Haleakala.
PAVILION UPDATE: May 6, 2019
The Home Owner’s Association at Ekahi has finally prepared a public facing update page for the Pavilion Remodel. In addition to the updates below, you can visit their page as well for more information on the Pavilion Project.
PAVILION UPDATE: May 3, 2019
The Pavilion Pool will be closed on the following dates due to the Pavilion renovation:
May 7, 8, 9 For Structural Demolition
May 15,16 For Pool Re-Piping and Equipment Move
PAVILION UPDATE: May 2, 2019
One question I’ve been getting a lot deals with the external shower at the beach access. Yes, per the HOA this shower will remain operational during the Pavilion remodel.
Curious to see the start? Here are a few pictures from the construction site.
PAVILION UPDATE: APRIL 18, 2019
As we get closer to the beginning of the project, a quick update. The project is now slated to begin on April 29, 2019.
Crown Construction has moved back the start date for the Pavilion Project from April 22nd to at least April 29th. The delay stemmed from design detail changes to improve functionality of the space and resulting need to amend the construction drawings.
As always, I’ll update on this page as details are known.
PAVILION UPDATE: APRIL 3, 2019
Yes, the pools are still open!! Yes, the beach access is still available!! Yes, we are still offering 20% off the nightly rate. Check here for full details!
PAVILION UPDATE: FEBRUARY 28, 2019
The construction is a go! Beginning Monday, April 22, 2019 the Pavilion at Ekahi’s main pool will close for the remodeling project. This is great news for all that love Ekahi. Sure, there will be some inconveniences during this time, but in all everyone that owns at, will own at or rents here at Ekahi will benefit.
Final renderings should be available in a week or so to post. As mentioned earlier, the schedule is set for 240 days (this means Dec 14, 2019 completion). Though we all know with construction and “Maui” things could take longer, but the hope really is to aim for a completion in November.
PAVILION UPDATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2019
According to a recent Board of Directors meeting for the Ekahi AOAO, it looks as if construction will begin in early May – so a few weeks later than originally thought. Also, at the beginning of construction the main pool at the Pavilion may be closed for 3 – 5 days.
ORIGINAL POST- Dec 26, 2018
Our ocean-side pavilion is a critical element of Ekahi’s charm and functionality. However, it is now more than forty years old, and is definitely showing its age. With the assistance of a structural engineer, Ekahi learned the pavilion is subject to significant damage in the case of a major wind event. In addition, if significant damage occurs (more than 50% of the cost to rebuild the pavilion), it is likely Ekahi would not be allowed to rebuild the pavilion at its present location under the current Shoreline Setback Approval, a subset of the Maui Shoreline Management Act (SMA) regulations. After years of due diligence, it appears the Ekahi Board of Directors is ready to embark on a complete renovation of the ocean-side pavilion.
As owners at Ekahi Village we are excited about the prospect of the new pavilion: updated kitchen and grilling area, ocean equipment storage, work-out room, structural security and overall general upgrade. However we are also concerned about the cost and length of time to remodel the pavilion. We also know that both we and our guests enjoy the ocean-front pool and use the pavilion regularly.
Though not 100% set in stone, it appears the Board of Directors for the Ekahi Village Home Owners Association is planning to commence the remodel in 2019. Exact dates are not known, but from the information we’ve gained from the BOD, it appears to be a 240 day project that will begin in late April 2019 and complete in October 2019.
What will occur during Pavilion Remodel
The Ekahi BOD is aware of the guests and owners that utilize the pavilion but also the pool located at the pavilion and the beach access. It is their intention to keep the pool open as well as the beach access. In addition, during the remodel the 3 other “quiet pools” at Ekahi will be open to all with no noise restrictions, and the beach access will remain open through the majority of the renovation. It sounds that in addition to the pavilion work there will be some beach erosion prevention work that is needed. During this time the beach access will be limited. The BOD is not certain as to when this would occur.
How Does This Effect Ekahi
We do not believe the renovation of the pavilion will be a big distraction from the overall beauty and accessibility of Ekahi Village. All of the Pauli Family Condos will remain open and rentable during this time. We understand that the pavilion is a draw to Ekahi Village, but unfortunately we do not have any control over this project. We hope you’ll still plan to visit Maui and Ekahi Village as your “home” while exploring the Valley Isle. As a courtesy, we will be extending a 10% discount off the nightly rate for rentals from April 22, 2019 – October 31, 2019.
Obviously these are subject to change, and we’ll do our best to update, however we thought we would share a few of the architectural drawings that are available from the BOD.
Overhead of new Pavilion
View from the pool
Floor plan of new Pavilion