CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of public hearings to be held by the Planning Commission of the City and County of Honolulu:
PLACE: City Council Committee Meeting Room, Second Floor
530 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
DATE: December 10, 2008
TIME: 1:30 p.m.
Public hearing notice published in the Honolulu Star Bulletin on November 28, 2008.
1. REQUEST FOR AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 21, REVISED ORDINANCES
OF HONOLULU 1990 (THE LAND USE ORDINANCE), RELATING TO SIGNS
a. Clarify provisions for the Sign Master Plan (zoning adjustment) option,
which provide an adjustment of sign standards to no more than 20
percent (20%) of the underlying standard, by separating the provisions
for sign dimensions, total sign area, and total number of signs.
b. For properties that choose the Sign Master Plan (zoning adjustment)
1. Illumination of sign copy and graphics through a translucent
surface when set within an opaque, unlighted sign field, if the sign
is located on the first floor, for those districts where direct illumination
of business signs would not otherwise be permitted; and
2. Indirectly illuminated signs for second-floor establishments.
c. Amend the definition of “building frontage” to include establishments
whose entryways face walkways and plazas accessible to the public.
d. Allow a small sign bearing the name or emblem of an establishment to be
added to a directional sign for parking garage entries.
e. Add a definition for “small signs,” less than 1-square-foot in sign area, to
allow incidental business identification and information such as hours of
operation without requiring a sign permit.
f. Amend the standard for “wall signs” such that the permitted height is
either 20 feet or the third-floor level, whichever is higher (rather than lower).
g. Increase the ratio for business sign area in the Waikiki Special District from
0.5 to 1-square-foot of sign area per linear foot of building frontage, and the
maximum possible sign size from 24 square-feet to 36 square-feet.
h. Increase the maximum size of a building identification sign in the Waikiki
Special District from 4 square-feet to 12 square-feet in sign area.
2. EWA-ZONE CHANGE REQUEST-2008/Z-6 (TH)
EWA INDUSTRIAL PARK, PHASE I
Applicant/Landowner: Ewa Industrial Park, LLC
Agent: Kusao and Kurahashi, Inc.
Location: 1020 Geiger Road
Tax Map Key: 9-1-069: 003 (portion)
Existing Use: The applicant’s property is currently occupied by several farm
buildings, a farm dwelling, and a number of metal shipping
containers. The property is also used for storing farm equipment such as trucks and tractors. There is also livestock such as chickens and goats on the property.
Existing Zoning: AG-1 Restricted Agricultural District
Land Area: Approximately 23.3 acres
REQUEST: The applicant proposes to rezone a 23.3-acre portion of a
48.4-acre parcel from AG-1 Restricted Agricultural District to
I-2 Intensive Industrial District with a 60-foot height limit. The
proposed zone change represents the first phase of a two (2)
phased project to develop a light industrial park on the entire
The city is adding the adjacent city-owned Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant to the zone change request, primarily as a housekeeping measure. Current zoning of the city property is R-5 Residential and AG-1 Restricted Agricultural District. The Tax Map Keys are 9-1-013: 007 and 9-1-069: 004. Total acreage of the city- owned land is approximately 51.3 acres.
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. Special services for people with disabilities will be provided upon prior request.
Fifteen (15) copies of testimony on any item should be filed with the Planning Commission at least forty-eight (48) hours before the date of the public hearing. One copy may be faxed to 768-6743.
KARIN HOLMA, Chair
HENRY ENG, FAICP
Director of Planning and Permitting