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.7 .14 <br />COUNTY OF HAWAII - �• <br />• +f'i N�MC i�' \\ <br />,FrE OFNF''�r <br />ORDINANCE NO. <br />STATE OF HAWAII <br />BILL NO. <br />AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 25 OF THE HAWAII COUNTY CODE 1983 <br />(2005 EDITION, AS AMENDED), RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL <br />DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS THE PAHOA VILLAGE DISTRICT. <br />BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAI`L <br />SECTION 1. Purpose and Findings. The Council finds that the village of Pahoa is <br />identified in the Puna Community Development Plan (PCDP) 2008, as amended, as one of three <br />regional town centers intended to provide a wide range of services for the Puna district. The <br />PCDP further identifies Pahoa as one of two towns in Puna with the greatest potential for <br />designation as a Special Design District and that land uses, design themes and architectural and <br />site design standards for each village /town center will be determined through the preparation of a <br />regional town center or village center plan under an inclusive community based process that <br />involves major stakeholders, including landowners, community representatives, and public <br />agencies. <br />The Pahoa Regional Town Center Plan Steering Committee consisting of community <br />leaders and interested stakeholders in the Pahoa community formed in October 2011 with the <br />idea of developing a growth management plan and design guidelines for Pahoa Village. This <br />steering committee was recognized as a subcommittee of the Puna CDP Action Committee on <br />February 14, 2012. <br />The purpose of this ordinance is to establish a special district to be known as the Pahoa <br />Village (PV) district, and to provide distinct requirements for Plan Approval, Off - Street Parking <br />and Loading, and Planned Unit Developments for properties in the PV district. The Zoning <br />Code does not adequately provide for growth and development within Pahoa Village that is <br />consistent with the values and vision of the residents and businesses within the Pahoa Regional <br />Town Center service area. Building design standards and a process for implementing those <br />standards are necessary to not only ensure that the sense of place that residents and visitors alike <br />identify with Pahoa is retained, but also to promote an identity that will be conducive to a healthy <br />and sustainable community. <br />SECTION 2. Chapter 25, article 2, division 7, section 25 -2 -73 of the Hawaii County <br />Code 1983 (2005 Edition, as amended), is amended to read as follows: <br />"Section 25 -2 -73. [wed.] Plan approval application requirements for the Pahoa <br />Village district. <br />'a) In addition to the application reauirements for elan annroval contained in section 25 -2 -72 <br />an application for plan approval for the construction, installation, or alteration to the <br />exterior appearance of an existing building or structure that is subject to the design <br />