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Notice #: 0001397042-01
Public Hearings


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of a public hearing to be held by the Planning Commission of the City and County of Honolulu:

PLACE: In-person and Remote Meeting at Mission Memorial Auditorium,
Mission Memorial Building, 550 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
DATE: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
TIME: 1:30 p.m.

The meeting of the Honolulu Planning Commission will be conducted as follows:
Remotely by interactive conference technology and in-person meetings, with Planning Commissioners, Planning Department staff, parties to agenda items and resource individuals may appear via WebEx remote technology (details below)
A recording of the meeting will also be posted at a later date
If any major and insurmountable technical difficulties are encountered during the meeting, the Planning Commission will automatically recess for up to thirty (30) minutes to restore communication. The meeting will reconvene when either audiovisual or audio-only communication is established with the same WebEx link below. If it is not possible to reconvene the meeting as provided within thirty (30) minutes after an interruption to communication, the Planning Commission will continue all matters and reconvene at the next scheduled Planning Commission meeting

Public hearing notice published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Monday, December 12, 2022. The Commission will take action on each item after public hearing is closed.


Petitioner: State of Hawaii, Department of Accounting and General Services
Landowner: State of Hawaii, Department of Public Safety
Location: 94-670 Kamehameha Highway, Waipahu
Tax Map Keys: 9-6-005: 011 (portion)
Existing Use: Correctional Facility
Existing Zoning: F-1 Federal and Military Preservation
Land Area: Approximately 23.7 acres
Request: The proposed State Special Use Permit (SUP) is intended to bring the Waiawa Correctional Facility into conformance with State Land Use Law, Chapter 205 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes. There are no plans for an expansion of facilities or intensification of use associated with the proposed SUP.

The SUP application can be downloaded from:

This hearing is to be held under the provisions of Chapters 46, 92, and 205, Hawaii Revised Statutes, as amended, Articles VI and XIII, Revised Charter of the City and County of Honolulu, 1973, as amended, Sections 2-40, 2-43 and 2-44 of the Rules of the Planning Commission, City and County of Honolulu, and Chapter 15-15 of the Hawaii Administrative Rules.

The particular sections of statutes and rules involved include Sections 205-2(d)(6)(B), 205-4.5(a)(20), and 205-4.5(a)(21) of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, as amended, and Subchapter 4 of Chapter 2 and Section 2-45 of the Rules of the Planning Commission. The issue involved relates to whether to grant a Special Use Permit pursuant to Section 205-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which would remove the correctional facility’s nonconforming status.

Any party may retain counsel if the party so desires, and an individual may appear on his own behalf, or a member of a partnership may represent the partnership, or an officer or authorized employee of a corporation or trust or association may represent the corporation, trust, or association.

Any person or agency wishing to intervene as a party in the proceeding shall file a petition with the Commission within fourteen (14) days after this notice is published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The petition must conform to the requirements of Subchapter 5, Chapter 2 of the Rules of the Planning Commission, which are available at the Department of Planning and Permitting. A contested case hearing may be held on the matter pursuant to action by the Planning Commission to grant the petition.


The public may join the public hearing and offer testimony from a computer, smartphone, telephone, or in person as follows:

Join the public hearing from a computer: (Please mute your
devices except to testify)
Meeting Number: 2483 230 7604
Meeting Password: dpp1

Join the public hearing from the WebEx smartphone app: (Please mute your devices except to testify)
Meeting Number: 2483 230 7604
Meeting Password: dpp1

Join the public hearing from a telephone (audio only): (Please mute your devices except to testify. Press *6 to unmute and remote)
408-418-9388 (USA Toll)
Access code: 2483 230 7604
Numeric meeting password: 3771

Oral testimony via phone or Webex: To provide oral testimony during the online meeting via phone or Webex, we suggest you register in advance by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, by emailing your name, phone number, and include in the subject line “register to testify” to

In-person attendance.

Attendance at the public hearing is not necessary to submit written testimony. Written testimony may be submitted by one of the following options: 1) Email:, 2) Fax: 808-768-6743, or 3) Mail: Planning Commission, 650 South King Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Written testimony must be received by the close of the public hearing on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.


Meeting materials (“board packet” under HRS Section 92-7.5) are available for public inspection at the office of the Department of Planning and Permitting, 7th Floor, Frank Fasi Municipal Building, 650 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813; contacting the Planning Commission, telephone 808-768-8007; or on the DPP website at

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 808-768-8000, or email your request to at least three business days prior to the event.

by Dawn Takeuchi Apuna, Director Designate
Department of Planning and Permitting
(SA1397042 12/12/22)