(a) Every yard bounded by a street shall be a
front yard. A minimum front yard of fifteen feet in depth shall be required for
each development lot. The minimum front yard may be waived if commercial use is
provided at grade that enhances the pedestrian environment. Notwithstanding the
foregoing, the block bounded by Ala Moana Boulevard, Cooke, Halo, and Coral
[and Halo] Streets shall have a minimum front yard of thirty feet in depth on
its Cooke Street boundary and no front yard shall be required on its Coral
side and rear yard requirements shall be as follows:
(1) For structures without windows or
openings facing side or rear property lines, no side or rear yard shall be
(2) For structures
containing windows or openings facing side or rear property lines, the minimum
side yard shall be ten feet, and the minimum rear yard shall be ten feet;
Parking spaces may extend
to side and rear property lines through the zoning adjustment process specified
in section 15-23-21, subject to the following conditions:
(A) An area or areas of required yards
equivalent to the area to be used for parking or accessory use structures is
provided elsewhere on the zoning lot. This equivalent area shall be maintained
in landscaping, except for drives or walkways necessary for access to adjacent
streets. Parking may overhang yard areas up to three feet if wheel stops are
installed. A minimum of fifty per cent of the equivalent area shall be
contiguous to the street frontage abutting the zoning lot.
(B) Any parking floor situated within ten
feet of the property line shall not be more than four feet above existing
Yard widths shall be measured perpendicular to lot lines, except that front
yards shall be measured perpendicular to the street right-of-way or the
established street setback line, whichever is the greater distance from the
street center line.
required yards shall be landscaped pursuant to section 15-23-142.
No business or structure shall be carried
on or located within any required yard except as follows:
(1) Up to fifty per cent of the lot frontage
may be used for outdoor dining areas, provided they are covered with umbrellas,
awnings, or trellises, and remain open on the sides during business
(2) Dispensers for newspaper
sales and distribution are permitted;
(3) Porte cocheres and pergolas may be
allowed with approval of the executive director; and
(4) Bicycle parking, including a fixed
bicycle rack for parking and locking bicycles.
(f) Roof overhangs, eaves, sunshades, sills,
frames, beam ends, projecting courses, planters, awnings, and other
architectural embellishments or appendages, and minor mechanical apparatus with
less than a thirty-inch vertical thickness may project into the required yards
no more than five feet.
Retaining walls within required yards shall not exceed a height of three feet.
A safety railing, not capable of retaining earth or exceeding forty-two inches
may be erected on top of the retaining wall. The executive director may allow
modification of the maximum height based on safety or topography. Walls and
fences may project into or enclose any part of any yard, except required front
yards, provided that the fence or wall shall not exceed a height of six
(h) Parking and loading
including related maneuvering area or aisle shall not be allowed in any
required yard or street setback area, except that parking spaces may overlap
required front yards by three feet if wheel stops are installed.