HAILI COURT – Proposed Residential-Commercial Mixed Use Development
To bring more livability to Downtown Hilo, I would like to construct a 4-story 38-unit affordable residential and 4,900 SF ground level retail development on TMK; 2-8-17:009, the corner of Keawe and Haili Street. One to three bedroom units will vary in size from 578 sq. ft. to 1150 sq. ft. There will be a vegetable garden court for the residents. This is the current site of the 76 Service Station.
This property is located in the Downtown Hilo Commercial (CDH) District and not located in the Special Management Area. A mixed use residential-commercial development is a permitted use in Downtown Hilo. According to the current Zoning Code, I am only allowed to construct nineteen (19) residential units. An amendment to the Zoning Code by the County Council would be required to double the allowable density in Downtown from 1,000 sq. ft. land area/unit to 500 sq. ft. land area/unit. This would allow me to design more units that are affordable and smaller which would increase livability in Downtown; and make new development on this property financially feasible.
What would you like to see in the commercial spaces on the ground level?
Any other comments?
EDH 2025 Primary Focus Area; Creating Economic Vitality
Secondary Focus Area: Strengthening and Sustaining Our Community