NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
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) Chapter 91, HRS § 206E-5.6, and Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 15-219:
DATES: May 17, 2017 (Public Hearing, Presentation)
May 31, 2017 (Public Hearing, Decision-Making)
PLACE: 547 Queen Street, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
or as soon thereafter as those interested may be heard to consider the following item:
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS RELATING TO HAR CHAPTER 15-218
“KAKAAKO RESERVED HOUSING RULES”
The overarching purpose of the proposed amendments to the Kakaako Reserved Housing Rules is to promote the development of additional reserved housing units, while preserving the existing inventory of current reserved housing units in the Kakaako Community Development District. The proposed amendments will expand the sources of reserved housing units, encourage further development of for-sale and rental reserved housing units, preserve existing reserved housing inventory, ensure consistency with affordable housing rules administered by other State and City agencies, and clarify specific existing provisions and terms in the current Kakaako Reserved Housing Rules. Additionally, the proposed amendments will establish buyback and equity sharing options for workforce housing units.
The previously scheduled May 3, 2017 hearing will still be held at the previously noted time and place to allow for the taking of additional testimony; however, decision-making will be moved to May 31, 2017, to allow for additional public testimony. At the May 17, 2017 Public Hearing, the Authority will discuss the proposed rule and comments received as of that date. Additional public testimony will be accepted. At the May 31, 2017 Public Hearing, the Authority will accept additional public testimony and consider acting on the proposed rules.
The proposed amendments are available online at www.hcdaweb.org. A hard copy of the proposed amendments may also be obtained via regular mail upon payment of photocopying and postage handling fees. To request a hard copy, contact the HCDA by telephone at (808) 594-0300, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at 547 Queen Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) excluding State and Federal holidays.
Written public testimony regarding the proposed amendments will be accepted through the HCDA website at www.hcdaweb.org until 12:00 p.m. the day before the respective public hearing dates (“Written Testimony Deadline”). Persons wishing to present public testimony after the Written Testimony Deadline are encouraged to appear in person at the public hearing to present oral testimony. Persons who intend to present oral testimony shall sign up at the beginning of each public hearing. Persons who intend to submit written testimony shall submit 30 copies of their statements on or before the date of the public hearing. 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 HAR § 15-219-71, public comment or testimony may be limited to three minutes per speaker and speakers may be subject to questioning by the members of the HCDA board or by any other representative of the HCDA.
For questions or concerns, please call the HCDA at (808) 594-0300. Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication are invited to contact Garett Kamemoto, HCDA’s ADA Compliance Coordinator at (808) 594-0300, or by facsimile at (808) 587-0299, at least five working days prior to the date of the public hearing.
HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
JOHN P. WHALEN, CHAIRPERSON