- HILO – Mountain View residents like Gail Griffin voiced concerns during last week’s Hawaii County Council meeting over a potential rezoning on Pszyk Road. The application of Judge Harry Freitas and his wife Sandra received a negative recommendation from the Windward Planning Commission and the Council Committee on Planning. At the request of Freitas attorney Ted Hong, the council postponed their vote on the bill.
- FILE VIDEO – Attorney Ted Hong represented Judge Harry Freitas and his wife Sandra when their rezoning (Bill 60) went before the Hawaii County Council Committee on Planning on July 1, 2015.
AMENDS SECTION 25-8-22 (PUNA DISTRICT ZONE MAP), ARTICLE 8, CHAPTER 25 (ZONING CODE) OF THE HAWAI‘I COUNTY CODE 1983 (2005 EDITION), BY CHANGING THE DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURAL – TWENTY ACRES (A-20a) TO AGRICULTURAL – FIVE ACRES (A-5a) AT ‘ŌLA‘A RESERVATION LOTS, ‘ŌLA‘A, PUNA, HAWAI‘I, COVERED BY TAX MAP KEY: 1-8-005:133
(Applicant: Harry and Sandra Freitas) (Area: Approx. 50 acres)
The Windward Planning Commission forwards its unfavorable recommendation for this proposed change of zone due to application deficiencies relating to: (1) minimum water concurrency requirements; (2) Puna Community Development Plan policies discouraging further subdivision of larger agricultural lots through the variance process; (3) General Plan policies requiring adequate water utilities to support an increase in density; and (4) substandard road conditions.