The Bill affects residential, large resort, commercial, and industrial developments. Affected developments would be required to provide housing that is affordable to households earning up to 180 percent of the
The exactions are triggered by new zoning district boundary amendments where (1) a residential development creates 5 or more units, or (2) a resort, commercial, or industrial development includes 50 or more rooms or is estimated to generate 100 or more new, full-time equivalent jobs. Affected developments must dedicate 10% of its land with infrastructure to the county for households earning under 80 percent of the median, and sell 30% of its units to incomes up to 180% of the median. The requirements may be satisfied in the form of housing units, rental units, in-lieu land, or in-lieu fees.
The Bill provides few benefits including waiver of certain assessment fees and expedited processing. But unlike
The Kauai County Council’s Community Assistance/Intergovernmental Relations Committee will be holding a workshop to discuss the proposed Bill on