Haw. Code R. § 15-217-2 - Purpose

Current through February, 2022

(a) The mauka area plan establishes long-term land use policy, consistent with chapter 206E, HRS, that directs the implementation of smart growth principles within a portion of the Kakaako community development district. The mauka area plan also directs that implementation measures shall be calibrated according to the distinct characteristics of seven neighborhoods.
(b) The rules carry out, through complete, integrated, effective and concise land development regulations, the aforementioned mauka area plan directives by classifying and regulating the types and intensities of development and land uses within the mauka area consistent with, and in furtherance of, the policies and objectives of the mauka area plan and chapter 206E, HRS.
(c) The rules are adopted to protect and promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the community and to protect and preserve places and areas of historical, cultural, architectural, or environmental importance and significance, as set forth in the mauka area plan and chapter 206E, HRS. More specifically, the purposes of the rules are to ensure:
(1) For the community:
(A) That neighborhoods and transit-oriented development is compact, pedestrian-oriented and mixed-use;
(B) That neighborhoods should be the preferred pattern of development;
(C) That ordinary activities of daily living occur within walking distance of most dwellings, allowing independence to those who do not drive;
(D) That interconnected networks of thoroughfares be designed to disperse traffic and reduce the length of automobile trips;
(E) That within neighborhoods, a range of housing types and price levels be provided to accommodate diverse ages and incomes;
(F) That reserved housing should be distributed throughout the district to match job opportunities;
(G) That appropriate building densities and land uses be provided within walking distance of transit stops;
(H) That civic, institutional, and commercial activity should be embedded in neighborhoods, not isolated in remote single-use complexes;
(I) That schools be sized and located to enable children to safely walk or bicycle to them;
(J) That existing and future industrial uses shall be permitted and encouraged in appropriate locations within the district;
(K) That a range of open space including parks, squares, plazas and playgrounds be distributed within neighborhoods; and
(L) That the region should include a framework of transit, pedestrian, and bicycle systems that provide alternatives to the use of automobiles;
(2) For the neighborhood zones:
(A) That communities should provide meaningful choices in living arrangements as manifested by distinct physical environments; and
(B) That the neighborhood zone descriptions provided in section 15-217-23 (neighborhood zones) shall constitute the intent of these rules with regard to the general character of each of these environments within the mauka area; and
(3) For the block and the building:
(A) That buildings and landscaping contribute to the physical definition of thoroughfares as civic places;
(B) That development adequately accommodates automobiles while respecting the pedestrian and the spatial form of public areas;
(C) That the design of streets and buildings reinforce safe environments, but not at the expense of accessibility;
(D) That architecture and landscape design grow from local climate, topography, history, and building practice;
(E) That buildings provide their inhabitants with a clear sense of geography and climate through energy efficient methods;
(F) That civic buildings and public gathering places be provided as locations that reinforce community identity and support self-government;
(G) That civic buildings be distinctive and appropriate to a role more important than the other buildings that constitute the fabric of the city; and
(H) That the preservation and renewal of historic buildings be facilitated to affirm the continuity and evolution of society.


Haw. Code R. § 15-217-2
[Eff NOV 11 2011 ] (Auth: HRS §§ 206E-4, 206E-5, 206E-7) (Imp: HRS §§ 206E-1, 206E-4, 206E-5, 206E-7)

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