Neighbors have reported that ‘monster home’ construction in Alewa/Kamehameha Heights neighborhoods has resumed in spite of the Council’s moratorium on large residential structures in Ordinance 18-6 that went into effect earlier this year.
Chair Martin and I have introduced Bill 50 (see attached bill) to strengthen the moratorium’s enforcement provisions when construction activity is occurring without a building permit or after receiving a Notice of Violation (NOV):
- Retroactively applies the moratorium’s regulations to all building permits issued after January 1, 2016. DPP will have the authority to serve a Notice of Order (NOO) and revoke the building permit if the new or converted structure either does not satisfy the regulations and/or continued construction despite accruing a NOV.
- Requires the demolition of the new or converted dwelling if an NOO is issued, and prohibits the responsible party for applying for another building permit for one year after the date the NOO is finalized.
Bill 50 will be considered on First Reading during the July 11 full Council meeting at Kapolei Hale, and was assigned to the Committee on Zoning and Housing. Please contact Doris Lam of my staff at 768-5006 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding this measure.