CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of a public hearing to be held by the Planning Commission of the City and County of Honolulu:
PLACE: Mission Memorial Auditorium, Mission Memorial Building
550 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
DATE: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
TIME: 1:30 p.m.
Public hearing notice published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on February 8, 2019.
A REQUEST FOR AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 21, REVISED ORDINANCES OF HONOLULU 1990, AS AMENDED (THE LAND USE ORDINANCE), RELATING TO AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING
The City Council initiated a proposal to amend the Land use Ordinance (LUO), relating to development in the apartment, apartment mixed use, and business mixed use districts to increase the supply of affordable rental housing in low- rise multi-family dwellings, and reduce the proliferation of monster homes.
Resolution No. 18-78, CD1, amends the (LUO) relating to development in the apartment, apartment mixed use, and business mixed use districts to increase the supply of affordable rental housing in low-rise multi-family dwellings, and reduce the proliferation of monster homes.
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING (PROPOSED OMNIBUS BILL)
The Department of Planning and Permitting concurs with the general intent of Resolution No. 18-78, CD1, but recommends a more comprehensive Bill be considered. The Bill, a proposed new Chapter to the Revised Ordinances of Honolulu (ROH), will specify land use, building, and fire protection standards pertaining to a particular type of mid-rise housing product. The new Chapter will also offer financial incentives associated with the production of affordable rental housing. The Chapter is intended to reduce the cost of construction and significantly catalyze rental housing production. It will be in effect for only five years such that developers are motivated to construct affordable housing quickly. The five-year sunset clause will also give the City an opportunity to evaluate the potential impacts of such projects on neighborhoods.
NOTE: The Planning Commission is expected to take action only on Sections 1 and 2 and Section 3, Articles 1 and 2 of the proposed bill.
Information regarding this public hearing can be obtained by contacting the Planning Commission, 7th Floor, Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building, 650 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813, telephone 768-8007, or our website’s calendar at http://www.honoluludpp.org/calendar.aspx.
Public testimony is to be taken at the hearing. Written testimony may be submitted by one of the following options: 1) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; 2) Fax: 768-6743; or 3) Mail: Planning Commission, 650 South King Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, at least two (2) business days before the date of the public hearing. Attendance at the public hearing is not necessary to submit written testimony. Persons wishing to present oral testimony, please register on-site on the day and time of the hearing. Fifteen (15) copies are requested, if submitting written testimony on-site on the day of the hearing.
If you require special assistance, auxiliary aid and/or service to participate in this event (i.e., sign language interpreter, interpreter for language other than English, or wheelchair accessibility), please call 768-8000, or email your request to email@example.com at least three business days prior to the event.
ARTHUR D. CHALLACOMBE, Chair
KATHY K. SOKUGAWA, Acting Director
Department of Planning and Permitting