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Honolulu council zoning committee to consider housing bill

HONOLULU (AP) - The Honolulu City Council Zoning and Permitting Committee will vote on a bill that would allow more residential properties to add a second dwelling.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that if the bill moves out of the committee it would be positioned for a final vote of the full Council in August.

Bill 20 allows second dwellings in residential zones only, on lots 3,500 to 20,000 square feet, limits the size of the units and requires one parking stall unless the lot is near a rail station. The initiative is a major component of Mayor Kirk Caldwell's housing initiative.

Council Zoning Chairman Ikaika Anderson says some changes may need to be made to the bill before it can move forward.

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