NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of separate public hearings to be held by the Hawaii Community Development Authority (“HCDA”), State of Hawaii, under the provisions of §206E-5.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”):
DATES AND TIMES: October 2, 2013 (Project Presentation)
December 4, 2013 (HCDA Decision-Making)
PLACE: 461 Cooke Street, Makai Room
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
or as soon thereafter as those interested may be heard to consider the following item:
Public hearings to review the permit application. The HCDA is holding separate public hearings in accordance with §206E-5.6, HRS, regarding the following project:
Application Date: June 7, 2013
Development Permit Number: KAK 13-057
Applicant: Downtown Capital LLC
Tax Map Key: 2-1-47: 004
Project Location: 801 South Street
Project Description: The Project proposes to redevelop a partial city block and will consist of multiple structures including:
A 46-story (400-foot high) 480,153 square foot residential tower is fronting Kapiolani Boulevard. The residential tower will offer 410 units including nine (9) unit types comprised of a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units. The first story of the tower hosts a lobby, lounge, mechanical rooms, trash room, staff spaces, residential units and open space along Kapiolani Boulevard. The remaining stories (Floors 2-46) are dedicated to residential units. There is access to the proposed adjacent parking garage from the ground floor.
A 10-story (107-foot high) 18,770 square foot parking garage is fronting South Street. The parking garage is partly surrounded by the existing Honolulu Advertiser building on the corner of Kapiolani Boulevard and South Street. This parking garage is not attached but is accessible to the residential structure fronting Kapiolani Boulevard, as well as the permitted adjacent residential high rise and parking garage under construction.
The Applicant intends to utilize the provisions of Subchapter 4 of the Kakaako Reserved Housing Rules for the Project. Section 15-218-55(e) of the Kakaako Reserved Housing Rules provides that in considering a Development Permit application for a “workforce housing project”, the Authority may consider modifications to the provisions of the Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 217, Title 15, Mauka Area Rules. The Development Permit application is seeking the following modifications from the provisions of the Mauka Area Rules.
Modification of §15-217-54(f) Building Form and Figure 1.3-D to propose an increased building height of 107 feet for the free-standing parking garage from a maximum forty-five (45) feet allowed. Modification of §15-217-54(f) Building Form and Figure 1.12-A to provide a street front element (detached parking podium, per Figure BT.10-C.4) greater than the required thirty (30) to sixty-five (65) feet high.
Modification of §15-217-63(l)(5) Loading Spaces to propose one large and two smaller loading spaces instead of the required number of two large and two smaller loading spaces.
Modification of §15-217-39(e) Street Trees and Landscaping and Figure FT.8 to propose landscaping that is not consistent with what is required for a terrace front frontage type. Modification of §15-217- 55(e) Fences and Figure FT.8-B.4 to propose an increase in fence height to six (6) feet, from a maximum three (3) feet allowed.
Modification of §15-217-59 Green Building to propose a building that does not meet base qualification of LEED rating or other green building rating system.
Modification of §15-217-63(c) Curb Cuts to propose curb cuts placed six (6) feet three (3) inches from adjacent property lines, instead of the minimum of twenty-two (22) feet required.
Modification of §15-217-53 Building Placement and Figure NZ.2 to propose a build-to-line of twenty-two (22) feet, greater than the five (5) to ten (10) feet allowed.
The nature of the October 2, 2013 initial public hearing is to allow the Applicant to present the proposed Project to the Authority and to provide the general public with the opportunity to present oral and/or written testimony.
The nature of the December 4, 2013 decision-making public hearing is to accept additional oral and/or written testimony from the general public on the above-listed Development Permit application prior to decision-making by the Authority.
Any applicant whose application is subject to this notice may either retain counsel or appear on his/her own behalf or send an authorized representative if the applicant is a partnership, corporation, trust, or association.
Copies of the Development Permit application are available for inspection during regular business hours at the office of the HCDA, 461 Cooke Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, or will be mailed to anyone who requests a copy after payment has been made for copying and postage costs. To request a copy of the Development Permit application or submit written comments or testimony, please contact the HCDA on or before the date of the public hearing. Written public testimony will be accepted through our website at www.hcdaweb.org up to 4:30 p.m. the day before the respective public hearing dates (hereinafter “Written Testimony Deadline”). Persons wishing to submit public testimony after the Written Testimony Deadline are encouraged to appear in person at the public hearing to present oral testimony, as the HCDA cannot guarantee that any written testimony submitted after the Written Testimony Deadline will be incorporated into the record. Persons who intend to present oral testimony on the above-listed application for Development Permit shall sign-up at the beginning of each public hearing. Persons who intend to submit written testimony shall submit 30 copies of their statements up to 4:30 p.m. the day before the respective public hearing dates. Please be advised that any written public testimony submitted to the HCDA will be treated as a public record and, as such, any contact information contained therein may be available for public inspection and copying. Pursuant to §92-3, HRS, §15-219-28, Hawaii Administrative Rules, and Article IV, Section 10 of HCDA’s Bylaws, the Chairperson may limit public oral testimony on the above-listed development permit application to three minutes per speaker and speakers may be subject to questioning by the members of the Authority or by any other representative of the Authority. For questions or concerns, please call the office of the HCDA at 594-0300.
Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication are invited to contact Mr. Chris Sadayasu, HCDA’s ADA Compliance Coordinator at 594-0300, or by facsimile at 594-0299, at least five working days prior to the date required.
HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
BRIAN LEE, CHAIRPERSON