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Caldwell looks to rein in ‘monster houses’


    Bill 110 calls for the city Department of Planning and Permitting to immediately halt issuing building permits for large-scale houses until the City Council can adopt stricter regulations or up to two years. This house at 1819 Houghtailing St. in Kalihi has 28 bedrooms.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is backing a call by some City Council members for a moratorium on large-scale houses in residential zones until permanent language can be imposed putting limits on the so-called “monster houses” that have been sprouting up in older Oahu neighborhoods recently. Read more

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