KBR is seen as the leading advocate for private property rights and real property ownership.

          February 27, 2017

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Form Based Code....We've Been Hearing that term a lot lately now that our County General Plan Update Departmental Draft, "Kaua`i Ka Kou," is moving forward.

"Demand for walkable neighborhoods is increasing ....People of all ages are recognizing the benefits of living in a place where they can walk to nearby shops, restaurants, recreation, and public transportation.... being walkable may be a major factor in your community staying economically competitive."

 Form Based Code differs from Conventional Zoning of the past where designated areas were set aside for Residential, Industrial, Commercial, etc. types of zoning. Form Based Code mixes uses a bit to allow for more centralized walkable streets which creates a better sense of neighborhoods and is becoming increasingly more popular especially in revitalizing town core areas that may have become forgotten with suburban sprawl.

Here on Kaua`i we see this new concept being applied  to renew the Lihu`e town core.  In conjunction with the recent "TIGER" Grant Award, which will allow for changes in infrastructure we see a new "Branding" of Rice Street with concentrated efforts by our Community, Planning Department, the Administration, and our own KBR Grant from the National Association of Realtors.  
"As population grows, the demand for space, efficiency, and lower environmental impacts will only increase. Those point toward this new form of development."
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Planning Commission Meeting 
February 28, 2017
Public hearing continued for 
Kaua`i General Plan 
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The National Flood Insurance Program is one of the TOP TOPICS at our Hawai`i State Legislature this year as adjustments must be made to Hawai`i Law to comply with the Federal Guidelines.  

Mark your Calendar




 
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Is currently tracking and submitting testimony on many issues including :
  • TVR's
  • Conveyance and GE Taxes
  • National Flood Insurance Program compliance
  •  Invasive Species
  • Affordable Housing
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Appraisal Management Companies

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The new Rice Street Brand was
revealed January 26 to the business owners and stakeholders on Rice Street. The brand has been launched by the Planning Department with the recently awarded Federal Transportation"Tiger" and NAR "Smartgrowth" Grants.

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Kaua`i County Co uncil will not meet
 Wednesday March 1, 2017
 * See Council Calendar below  

Kaua'i County Council 2016-2018

                                  Mel RAPOZO Chair                                   Ross K.KAGAWA  Vice Chair
    Arthur BRUN  

**Click on individual Councilmember for additional information.**
 
COUNCIL CHAMBERS HISTORIC COUNTY BUILDING
 4396 RICE STREET, SUITE 201 
LĪHU'E, KAUA'I, HAWAI'I 96766

                    Submit Council Testimony Here


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                   ADU  RECERTIFICATION
on Other Than Residentially Zoned Lots

                 KBR will be sending out written notification to property owners.

                        Deadline for Recertification extended to June 30, 2017
                              
                                     or call 241-4050 for more information.

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Text Realtor to 30644 to receive a Call to Action from NAR on Issues that impact you and your clients.


 Questions or Comments Contact: 
Chad Deal (RB) Government Affairs Director
808.482.0338

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