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, October 17, 2018
TIME: 1:30 p.m.
Public hearing notice published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on October 5, 2018.
1. A REQUEST FOR AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 21, REVISED ORDINANCES OF HONOLULU 1990 (THE LAND USE ORDINANCE), RELATING TO DETACHED DWELLINGS
The City Council initiated a proposal to amend the Land Use Ordinance (LUO), relating to detached dwellings.
Bill A, associated with Resolution No. 17-276, CD1, proposes to:
Require a Major Conditional Use Permit for large detached dwellings;
Limit the density for one-family and two-family detached dwellings;
Limited the number of wet bars within each dwelling;
Increase the parking requirement for detached, duplex, and farm dwellings; and
Add definitions for “Dwelling, Large Detached” and “Wet Bars.”
The Department of Planning and Permitting supports the basic intent of Bill A, which is to better regulate the size of detached dwellings and preserve the character of our residential neighborhoods.
Bill B, an alternative version proposed by the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) proposes to amend the LUO by incorporating instead the following additional standards for any residential development with a floor area ratio (FAR) between 0.6 and 0.7:
Provide two additional parking spaces over the current LUO requirement; and
Provide eight-foot side and rear yards, instead of five feet.
Bill B also incorporates a maximum FAR cap of 0.7 in all Residential Zoning Districts, as well as stricter maneuverability requirements for dwelling uses.
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.
KA’IULANI K. SODARO, Chair
KATHY K. SOKUGAWA, Acting Director
Department of Planning and Permitting