The Honolulu City Council’s Zoning Committee will consider two interesting land use issues at its February 5, 2008 meeting.
First, RESOLUTION 08-8, proposes an ordinance that will increase minimum lot sizes on AG zoned land and require a conditional use permit minor before building a farm dwelling. Also, the land would have to be farmed for a few years before application for the CUP. The bill is intended to stave off gentleman's farms.
Second, the Committee will consider a comprehensive report by the Department of Planning and Permitting which analyzes the Council’s affordable housing proposals. In short, the DPP does not recommend the Council’s proposals; because the proposals have conflicting entitlement mechanisms and the City’s implementation of HRS § 201H-38 and unilateral agreements are effective.