Haw. Code R. § 15-23-63 - Heights

Current through February, 2022

(a) No portion of any-building or other structure located within any land use zone shall exceed the height set forth in Exhibit 3, entitled "Maximum Height and Density Plan", dated September 2005, and attached at the end of this chapter.
(b) The height of any structure shall be measured from ground elevation, except where finish grade is higher than ground elevation in order to meet city construction standards for driveways, roadways, drainage, sewerage and other infrastructure requirements.
(c) The following building elements or features and associated screening shall be exempt from height limits subject to the following restrictions:
(1) Necessary utilitarian features including: stairwell enclosures, safety railings, ventilators, and skylights; decorative or recreational features, including rooftop gardens, planter boxes, flag poles, spires, parapet walls or ornamental cornices; roof-mounted mast, whip and dish antennae; and energy-saving devices, including heat pumps and solar collectors, may exceed the height limit by not more than twelve feet; and
(2) Vent pipes, fans, roof access stairwells, and structures housing rooftop machinery, such as elevators and air-conditioning, and chimneys, may exceed the height limit by not more than eighteen feet.
(d) Miscellaneous building elements may exceed the height limit subject to the zoning adjustment process specified in section 15-23-21.
(e) Auditoriums, amphitheaters, and performing arts centers may exceed the height limit as approved by the executive director.
(f) Rooftop features which principally house elevator machinery and air-conditioning equipment may extend above the governing height limit for structures subject to the zoning adjustment provision set forth in section 15-23-21 and the following conditions:
(1) If the elevator cab opens on the roof, machinery may not be placed above the elevator housing;
(2) The highest point of the roofing treatment shall not exceed five feet above the highest point of equipment structures; and
(3) Areas proposed to be covered by the rooftop feature will not be counted as floor area, provided they are used only for the housing of rooftop machinery.


Haw. Code R. § 15-23-63
[Eff 2/24/90; am and comp 10/10/98; comp 2/2/02; am and comp 12/9/02; am and comp 11/3/05] (Auth: HRS §§ 206E-4, 206E-5, 206E-7) (Imp: HRS §§ 206E-4, 206E-5, 206E-7)

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