HILO, Hawaii – Hawaii County Councilmembers had a few questions before they voted to exempt the proposed Mohouli Heights Senior Neighborhood Project Phases II and III from certain code requirements at their November 3 meeting. Resolution 311-15 authorizes the exemptions from agricultural zoning requirements in order to allow for multi-family residential units so that the Hawaiʻi Island Development Corporation may continue construction of its affordable housing program for seniors.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES AND SOCIAL SERVICES
DATE: October 20, 2015 Re: Comm. No. 514/Res. No. 311-15
Your Committee on Human Services and Social Services, to which was referred Resolution No. 311-15, reports as follows:
Resolution No. 311-15, transmitted by Council Member Mailc David, via Communication No. 514 dated September 23, 2015, authorizes the exemption of certain code requirements, pursuant to Section 201H-38 of the Hawai‘i Revised Statues for the proposed Mohouli Heights Senior Neighborhood Project Phases [1 and 111 in South Hilo, Hawai‘i, Tax Map Key (3)2-4-001 : 184.
Jerry McComber, Development Manager, Hawai‘i Community Development, presented the Council with a description of the project and clarified that the project will be a 2-story complex as opposed to the existing single-story facility.
Alan Rudo and Brian Nishirnura, Housing and Community Developmcnt Specialists, discussed the number of units, density and location of the project and stated it will accommodate the Hilo Adult Day Care Center and serve the town of Hilo as well as other areas.
Council members Chung and Onishi expressed their support for the Mohouli Heights Senior neighborhood project.
Your Committee on Human Services and Social Services is in accord with the purpose an intent of Resolution 31 1-15, and recommends its adoption.