HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell gave homeowners looking to build an accessory dwelling unit a huge break after signing a bill on Thursday.
Caldwell signed an incentive bill that will waive around $10,000 in permit fees.
The measure was created to spur construction and add to Honolulu's inventory of affordable housing.
"We're going to be waiving them for two years," Caldwell said. "We're going to see what happens. We can always come back and extend it further, but we want to see if people step up, just like our solar incentives."
Those people who have already paid the permit fees will be reimbursed by the Department of Planning and Permitting.