NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of public hearings to be held by the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA), a body corporate and a public instrumentality of the State of Hawaii, pursuant to the provisions of Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”) § 206E-5.6, and Hawaii Administrative Rules (“HAR”) §15-217-80:
DATES: April 5, 2017 (Presentation Hearing)
June 7, 2017 (Decision-Making Hearing)
PLACE: 547 Queen Street, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
or as soon thereafter as those interested may be heard to consider the following items:
Application Date: December 22, 2016
Permit Number: KAK 17-012
Applicant: Glenn Mason Architects
Tax Map Key (TMK): (1) 2-1-032: 002
Project Location: 553 South King Street
Description: The requested Development Permit is for the construction of a new 286 square ft. thatched Hale Pili (a traditional construction method of a structure), on a 49,242 sq. ft. lot identified as TMK: (1) 2-1-032: 002, located within the Hawaiian Mission Houses property on 553 South King Street. The proposed 13 ft. x 22 ft. x 12 ft. structure is intended “to serve as an educational and cultural building” and “preserve and interpret the story of collaboration between Native Hawaiians and Missionaries.”
Interested persons may move to intervene and be made a party to this proceeding by filing a timely written motion with 30 copies at the HCDA office at 547 Queen Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, in accordance with HAR § 15-219-49, by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 2017, with copies served on the Applicant at 119 Merchant Street, Suite 501, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. The Authority will act on any motions to intervene on April 5, 2017 at which point all the parties to this proceeding will be established.
The purpose of the April 5, 2017 presentation hearing is to allow the Applicant to present the proposed Project, to allow any other intervening party the opportunity to present their position, and to provide the general public with the opportunity to present oral and/or written testimony.
The purpose of the June 7, 2017, decision-making hearing is to allow for additional oral and/or written testimony from the general public on the above-listed Development Permit Application prior to the decision-making by the Authority.
Any party may retain counsel or appear on his/her own behalf or send a representative if the party is a partnership, corporation, trust, or association.
Copies of the Petition are available for inspection during regular business hours at the office of the HCDA, at 547 Queen Street, 5th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 or will be mailed to anyone who requests a copy after payment has been made for copying and postage costs. A copy of the Petition can also be downloaded by going to the HCDA website at www.hcdaweb.org. 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 the HCDA website at www.hcdaweb.org up to 12:00 p.m. the day before the respective public hearing dates (herein “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 12:00 p.m. the day before the public hearing date. 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. The Chairperson may limit public oral testimony 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. Garett Kamemoto, HCDA’s ADA Compliance Coordinator at 594-0300, or by facsimile at 587-0299 at least five working days prior to the date required.
HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
JOHN WHALEN, CHAIRPERSON