THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

3

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to housing.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 226, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"226-   High density development. (a) Every development or redevelopment plan for any state property located within one-half mile of any station along a rail transit system shall have no:

(1) Limit on the height of any building;

(2) Limit on the floor area ratio;

(3) Restrictions against retail tenants at ground level;

(4) Required setbacks;

(5) Required number of parking spots;

(6) Limitations on housing density less than two hundred and fifty units per acre; and

(7) Inclusionary zoning requirements for housing that is available for sale to Hawaii residents who:

(A) Are owner-occupants of the housing; and

(B) Own no other real property.

(b) If a landowner who owns land adjacent to a station along a rail transit system submits a proposal to build a walkway directly into the adjacent station, the authority for the rail transit system shall accept the landowner's proposal.

(c) Within one-half mile of any station along a rail transit system, there may be created an infrastructure improvement district, in which the developer of infrastructure may recover the cost of the infrastructure by selling capacity to other private entities."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Housing; High Density Housing; Rail Transit System

 

Description:

Promotes the construction of high density housing within a one‑half mile radius of a rail station along a rail transit system.

 

 

 

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