THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1530

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

 

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that there exists vast, unmet community development needs that the Hawaii community development authority may address through its community development districts.

Significant planning and public outreach has occurred on specific projects to revitalize many areas of the State. One such area is the land under the jurisdiction of the stadium authority and the department of accounting and general services.

The legislature finds that redevelopment of lands under the jurisdiction of the stadium authority and the department of accounting and general services could benefit from the Hawaii community development authority administering such a project.

The legislature further finds that, as significant public outreach and studies have already occurred, a stadium development district may be formed that is exempt from requirements of chapter 206E-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

The purpose of this Act is to establish the stadium development district, which includes all state property under the jurisdiction of the stadium authority, under the jurisdiction of the Hawaii community development authority to expedite the redevelopment of Aloha stadium and the property around it to bring economic development to an area that is in need of renewal, renovation, and improvement.

SECTION 2. Chapter 206E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new part to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"Part    . STADIUM DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

206E-   Stadium development district; purpose; findings. The legislature finds that the Aloha Stadium and lands under the jurisdiction of the stadium authority and department of accounting and general services are underutilized. The stadium facility has been in dire need of significant repair and maintenance for many years. The stadium authority has considered repairing, upgrading, and replacing the existing facility to optimize the public's enjoyment and ensure public safety. Redeveloping, renovating, or improving these public lands in a manner that will provide suitable recreational, residential, educational, and commercial areas where the public can live, congregate, recreate, attend schools, and shop as part of a thoughtfully integrated experience, is in the best interests of the State and its people.

This part establishes the stadium development district to make optimal use of public land for the economic, residential, educational, and social benefit of the people of Hawaii.

The legislature finds that the jurisdiction of the authority shall include development within the stadium development district.

The legislature finds that extensive planning for the redevelopment of the aloha stadium property has already occurred and the project must move quickly to the implementation phase.

The legislature further finds that proper execution of a mixed-use redevelopment of Aloha Stadium may result in sufficient revenue to maintain the stadium and its environs without any additional cost to taxpayers.

The legislature finds that since the authority's role in the stadium development district is purely ministerial, no new board is necessary to administer the stadium development district, and the executive director may take actions necessary to effectuate this part.

The legislature finds that nothing in this section shall affect the day-to-day duties of the stadium authority except to the extent that they hinder the redevelopment described in this part.

206E-   Definitions. As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:

"District" means the stadium development district established by this part.

"Executive director" means the executive director of the Hawaii community development authority.

206E-   District; established; boundaries. (a) The stadium development district is established and shall be composed of all land under the jurisdiction of the stadium authority established by this part.

(b) The executive director shall facilitate the development of all property belonging to the State within the district; provided that development is consistent with the Aloha Stadium Conceptual Redevelopment Report dated February 23, 2017, and prepared for the department of accounting and general services and any county transit-oriented development plans for lands within and surrounding the district.  In addition to any other duties that the executive director may have pursuant to this chapter, the executive director's duties shall include but not be limited to:

(1) Coordinating with other state entities during the conveyance of properties and conducting remediation activities for the property belonging to the State within the district;

(2) Developing the infrastructure necessary to support the development of all property belonging to the State within the district; and

(3) Providing, to the extent feasible, maximum opportunity for the reuse of property belonging to the State within the district by private enterprise or state and county government.

(c) Upon written request of the executive director and proclamation of the governor, the boundary of the district may be expanded to contiguous land; provided that the expanded district would be part of redevelopment. The legislature may reject such an expansion of the district by adoption of a concurrent resolution.

206E-   Development guidance policies. (a) The following shall be the development guidance policies generally governing the executive director's actions in the district:

(1) Development shall be consistent with any county transit-oriented development plan;

(2) Development shall be consistent with the Aloha Stadium Conceptual Redevelopment Report dated February 23, 2017, and prepared for the department of accounting and general services;

(3) With the approval of the governor, the executive director, may modify and make changes to a transit-oriented development plan and the Aloha Stadium Conceptual Redevelopment Report with respect to the district to respond to changing conditions or needs; provided that prior to any amendment, the executive director shall conduct a public hearing to inform the public of the proposed changes and receive public input, and the executive director or hearings officer shall record all comments and provide a response in writing to each comment;

(4) The executive director shall issue a solicitation and may select a vendor for the stadium development district that includes a stadium, including luxury suites and retail, dining, office, residential, and other commercial operations. The solicitation shall consider parking as well as efficient ingress and egress to the stadium. The executive director shall consider revenue produced by the solicitation to generate sufficient cash flows to maintain the stadium;

(5) The executive director may engage in planning, design, and construction activities within and outside the district; provided that activities outside the district shall relate to infrastructure development, area-wide drainage improvements, roadway realignments and improvements, business and industrial relocation, and other activities the executive director deems necessary to carry out development of the district and implement this part. The executive director may undertake studies or coordinating activities in conjunction with the county and appropriate state agencies and may address facility systems, industrial relocation, and other activities;

(6) Endangered species of flora and fauna shall be preserved to the extent feasible;

(7) Land use and development activities within the district shall be coordinated with and, to the extent possible, complement existing county and state policies, plans, and programs affecting the district;

(8) Public facilities within the district shall be planned, located, and developed to support the development policies established by this part for the district and rules adopted pursuant to this part;

(9) Should the stadium development district generate revenues in excess of the amount needed to maintain the stadium, fifty per cent of the revenues shall be deposited into the Hawaii community development revolving fund to be used as the authority deems necessary, and fifty per cent of the revenues shall be deposited into the stadium special fund; and

(10) The executive director shall prepare development plans for all designated stadium complex areas.

(b) The development guidance policies generally governing the stadium authority's actions in the district are as follows:

(1) Acquire and hold real estate;

(2) Exercise condemnation powers for public facilities;

(3) Partner with other entities to construct improvements;

(4) Prepare and modify development plans;

(5) Contract with other entities for a design-build approach for a project;

(6) Contract and accept gifts from public agencies or other sources; and

(7) Develop a marketing plan for the stadium area.

206E-   Development rules. The executive director may, by written request to and proclamation by the governor, adopt rules to be followed during the development within the district, which shall be known as the development rules, in connection with health, safety, building, planning, zoning, and land use. The legislature may reject the adoption of rules by adoption of a concurrent resolution. The rules shall supersede all other inconsistent ordinances and rules relating to the use, zoning, planning, and development of land and construction thereon within the district. Rules adopted under this section shall follow existing laws, rules, ordinances, and regulations as closely as is consistent with standards meeting minimum requirements of good design, pleasant amenities, health, safety, and coordinated development. The executive director may establish policies and procedures for monitoring and ensuring that development within the district complies with these development rules and may establish fines and penalties or take any other action available under the law to eliminate any noncomplying action."

SECTION 3. Section 6E-8, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) Before any agency or officer of the State or its political subdivisions commences any project which may affect historic property, aviation artifact, or a burial site, the agency or officer shall advise the department and allow the department an opportunity for review of the effect of the proposed project on historic properties, aviation artifacts, or burial sites, consistent with section 6E-43, especially those listed on the Hawaii register of historic places. The proposed project shall not be commenced, or if it has already begun, continued, until the department has given its written concurrence. If:

(1) The proposed project consists of corridors or large land areas;

(2) Access to properties is restricted; [or]

(3) Circumstances dictate that construction be done in stages[,]; or

(4) The project is done in the stadium development district as designated in chapter 206E,

the department may give its written concurrence based on a phased review of the project; provided that there shall be a programmatic agreement between the department and the project applicant that identifies each phase and the estimated timelines for each phase.

The department shall provide written concurrence or non-concurrence within ninety days after the filing of a request with the department. The agency or officer seeking to proceed with the project, or any person, may appeal the department's concurrence or non-concurrence to the Hawaii historic places review board. An agency, officer, or other person who is dissatisfied with the decision of the review board may apply to the governor, who may take action as the governor deems best in overruling or sustaining the department."

SECTION 4. Section 206E-4.1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]206E-4.1[]] Assignment of powers and duties prohibited. Notwithstanding anything contained in this chapter to the contrary, except for part       of this chapter, the authority shall not assign to any person or agency, including the executive director of the authority, any of its powers and duties related to the approval of any variance, exemption, or modification of any provision of a community development plan or community development rules."

SECTION 5. Section 206E-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"206E-5 Designation of community development districts; community development plans. (a) The legislature, by statute, may designate an area as a community development district if it determines that there is need for replanning, renewal, or redevelopment of that area. The designation shall describe the boundaries of the district.

(b) After designation, the authority shall develop a community development plan for the designated district. The plan shall include but not be limited to community development guidance policies, district-wide improvement program and community development rules.

(c) The authority may enter into cooperative agreements with qualified persons or public agencies, where the powers, services, and capabilities of such persons or agencies are deemed necessary and appropriate for the development of the community development plan.

(d) Whenever possible, planning activities of the authority shall be coordinated with federal, state and county plans. Consideration shall be given to state goals and policies, adopted state plan or land use guidance policies, county general plans, development plans, and ordinances.

(e) The authority shall hold a public hearing on a proposed community development plan pursuant to chapter 91 and, after consideration of comments received and appropriate revision, shall submit the community development plan to the governor for the governor's approval.

After approval, the governor shall submit to the legislature requests for appropriations, authorization to issue bonds, or both, to implement the community development plan in an orderly, affordable, and feasible manner. The governor shall submit the requests to the legislature as part of the executive budget or supplemental budget, as appropriate. In addition to the information, data, and materials required under chapter 37, the requests shall be accompanied by:

(1) Plans, maps, narrative descriptions, and other appropriate materials on the:

(A) Locations and design of projects or public facilities proposed to be funded; and

(B) Phase of the community development plans proposed to be implemented with the requested funds; and

(2) Other information deemed by the governor of significance to the legislature regarding the projects or public facilities proposed to be funded, including a discussion of the public benefits intended by, and adverse effects which may result from, implementation of the projects or public facilities.

(f) The authority may amend the community development plan as may be necessary. Amendments shall be made in accordance with chapter 91.

(g) The stadium development district shall be exempt from this section."

SECTION 6. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $100,000,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2019-2020 for the Hawaii community development authority to establish and develop the stadium development district for public use.

The sum appropriated shall be expended by the Hawaii community development authority for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 7. The legislature finds and declares that the issuance of revenue bonds under this Act is in the public interest and for the public health, safety, and general welfare. Pursuant to chapter 39, part III, and chapter 206E, part VI, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Hawaii community development authority, with the approval of the governor, may issue in one or more series revenue bonds in a total amount not to exceed $150,000,000 for the Hawaii community development authority to establish the stadium development district and build a new stadium as provided for in chapter 206E, part      , Hawaii Revised Statutes.

The proceeds of the revenue bonds shall be deposited into the Hawaii community development revolving fund created in section 206E-16, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

The revenue bonds authorized under this Act shall be issued pursuant to chapter 39, part III, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and chapter 206E, part VI, Hawaii Revised Statutes. The authorization to issue revenue bonds under this Act shall lapse on June 30, 2024.

SECTION 8. The director of finance is authorized to issue general obligation bonds in the sum of $100,000,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary is appropriated for fiscal year 2019-2020 to the Hawaii community development authority to build a new stadium.

SECTION 9. The sum appropriated shall be expended by the Hawaii community development authority for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 10. The appropriation made for the capital improvement project authorized by section 8 of this Act shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal biennium for which the appropriation is made; provided that all moneys from the appropriation unencumbered as of June 30, 2022, shall lapse as of that date.

SECTION 11. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 12. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2019.



 

Report Title:

Hawaii Community Development Authority; Stadium Development District; Appropriation

 

Description:

Establishes the stadium development district, which includes all state property under the jurisdiction of the stadium authority, and places that property under the jurisdiction of the Hawaii community development authority for development purposes. Authorizes the issuance of revenue bonds and special facility revenue bonds and appropriates funds. Exempts the stadium development district from section 206E-5, HRS. Authorizes the department of land and natural resources to give written concurrence on any project in the stadium development district based on a phased review. (SD1)

 

 

 

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