Homeowners who have ADU permits to build additional structures, but have not had the ways or means to act upon it, got a reprieve from the County of Kauai last Friday. Draft Bill 2322, which was passed by a 4-0 vote by the council’s Planning Committee Wednesday, would push the deadline for obtaining building permits for ADUs — formerly referred to as “‘Ohana Units” — from Dec. 15 of this year until the same date in 2014, but the extension would only apply to those who already have a facilities clearance form in hand or submitted, and would not open the process up to any new applicants, council members said.
Mayor Carvalho is expected to sign the bill into law shortly. This five year extension will more than likely according to local sources, be the final extension of this bill.
A separate bill that would allow previously existing TVRs (Transient Vacation Rentals) to continue on ag land until the government concludes its Important Ag Lands study was deferred, at the request of the Office of the County Attorney, until Nov. 10.
Ron Margolis, RA, CDPE, ABR Hawaii Life Real Estate Services 808.346.7095 email: firstname.lastname@example.org