Bill 61, which eases the way for more religious facilities in industrial zoned districts on Oahu, was recently signed into law on October 30, 2009.
The Bill amends the Land Use Ordinance by removing the 1,000-foot separation requirement for meeting facilities in the I-1 Limited Industrial District. The bill primarily addresses the City Council's intent to allow more religious facilities in the industrial zone. However, the 1,000-foot restriction remains in place in areas zoned I-2, for heavy industrial uses.
The bill also removes a three month waiting period for proposed religious facilities.