Haw. Code R. § 15-23-73 - Public facilities fee

Current through February, 2022

(a) This section shall apply to any development within the makai area that increases an existing development's floor area by more than twenty-five per cent as compared to the development's floor area existing within the makai area on October 10, 1998, or at the time of application for a development permit, excluding proposed demolitions, whichever is less. All new floor area of a development subject to this section shall pay a public facilities fee.
(b) As a condition precedent to the issuance of a development permit, the developer shall agree to payment of a fee for public facilities for the joint use by the occupants and employees of the development as well as by the public. The public facilities fee shall be established at a sum equal to the fair market value of land for the following respective land uses:
(1) Three per cent of the total commercial and community service floor area of the development to be constructed exclusive of nursing facilities, assisted living administration, and ancillary assisted living amenities; and
(2) Four per cent of the total residential floor area of the development to be constructed exclusive of floor area devoted to reserved housing units and their associated common areas in proportion with the floor area of other uses.
(c) Valuation of land shall be determined as follows:
(1) Valuation shall be based upon the fair market value of the land prior to its development; and
(2) In the event that a fair market value cannot be agreed on, the value shall be fixed and established by majority vote of three land appraisers; one shall be appointed by the developer, one appointed by the executive director in the case of base zone development or the authority in the case of planned development, and the third appointed by the first two appraisers. All appraisers shall have had a minimum of five years of training and experience in real estate appraisal work. The developer shall be responsible for one-half of the appraisal fees and costs.
(d) This section shall not apply to any development or to that portion of a development undertaken by an eleemosynary organization for its own use, or to any development for public uses and structures or for a public improvement or any public project.
(e) The fee shall be payable prior to the issuance of the initial certificate of occupancy and secured by the applicant with a financial guaranty bond from a surety company authorized to do business in Hawaii, an acceptable construction set-aside letter, [and/] or other acceptable means prior to the issuance of the initial building permit. Calculation of the fee shall be fixed in the development permit and may only be adjusted for revisions in floor area that is approved through an amendment of the development permit.
(f) Payment of fees shall be made to the authority for deposit in a revolving fund to be created and established by the authority. The authority may expend the moneys in the fund for the purchase, creation, expansion, or improvement of public facilities within the district. The authority may transfer any portion of those funds to the city and county of Honolulu for public facilities purposes within the Kakaako district.
(g) Nothing contained in this subchapter shall preclude the creation of any improvement district for public facilities, or the imposition of assessments against properties specially benefited within the district.


Haw. Code R. § 15-23-73
[Eff 2/24/90; am and comp 10/10/98; comp 2/2/02; comp 12/9/02; am and comp 11/3/05] (Auth: HRS §§ 206E-7, 206E-12) (Imp: HRS §§ 206E-7, 206E-12)

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