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: In-person and Remote Meeting at Mission Memorial Auditorium, Mission Memorial Building, 550 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
DATE: Wednesday, January 25, 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 Friday,
January 13, 2023. The Commission will take action on each item after public hearing is closed.
A REQUEST FOR AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 21, REVISED ORDINANCES OF HONOLULU (ROH) 2021 (LAND USE ORDINANCE [LUO]), RELATING TO CHINATOWN SPECIAL DISTRICT
The City Council initiated a proposal to amend the Land Use Ordinance (LUO), Relating to the Chinatown Special District.
Resolution No. 22-32, CD1, FD1 (Resolution), Relating to Chinatown Special District, amends the LUO to establish distribution of food free of charge on the public sidewalk as a use within the Chinatown Special District that would require a minor Special District Permit.
The Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) recommends denial of the proposed measure to amend the LUO because the LUO primarily regulates uses and structures within zoning lots, not public rights-of-way, and Chinatown Special District Permits regulate structures, not uses.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND TESTIMONY
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 or from the WebEx smartphone app: (Please mute your devices except to testify)
Meeting Number: 2486 790 4520
Meeting Password: dpp1
Join the public hearing from a telephone (audio only): (Please mute your devices except to testify. Press *6 to unmute and remute)
408-418-9388 (USA Toll)
Access code: 2486 790 4520
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 24, 2023, by emailing your name, phone number, and include in the subject line “register to testify” to email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 2) Fax: (808)768-6743, or 3) Mail: Planning Commission, 650 South King Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Testimony must be received by the close of the public hearing on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION
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 https://www.honolulu.gov/dpppd/default/calendar/
If you require special assistance, accommodations for persons with disabilities, 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 email@example.com at least three business days prior to the event.
BRIAN LEE, Chair
by Dawn Takeuchi Apuna, Director Designate
Department of Planning and Permitting