Feeling at home with ADUs

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: RemodelRenovating

Today Kai Ridge Hawaii Construction Co. would like to emphasize one topic — Ohana dwelling housing, which is a second home permitted on a lot where zoning normally only allows for one. These additional units often tend to be cheaper than small homes or apartments, and help alleviate Honolulu’s shortage of units for people with low to medium incomes.


A few of its clients, who are residents of Kaimuki, asked the company to help them to maximize their lot potential. The company suggested a dwelling unit. After receiving the bids from several different contractors, the Kaimuki residents chose Kai Ridge Hawaii Co. to be their general contractor. They told the company the main reason was that they thought Kai Ridge Construction was not only the contractor, but also the consultant to help them to fully utilize their lot. It is the company’s responsibility to maximize the housing value for its clients. The experienced project manager helped this Kaimuki family from the beginning with consultation, design, drafting, drawing, permitting and construction to the end.

Just to give you some background regarding the dwelling unit: The Honolulu City Council approved a bill that allows certain homeowners to build and rent an extra unit on their property to non-family members, which is called Accessory Dwelling Units.

This is an effort to boost the city’s supply of rental housing. ADUs only can be built on lots bigger than 3,500 square feet, and can’t be larger than 800 square feet. They only can be built if there’s adequate city infrastructure, and each unit must have an off-street parking space unless it’s within half a mile from a planned rail station. In addition, each lessee must sign a rental agreement for six months or longer.

Kai Ridge Construction’s project managers have managed various commercial/residential, state and federal projects, specializing in heavy civil work (paving, structural, infrastructure, public utility-water and sewer, etc.), shopping plaza building, commercial and residential renovations, and custom design-build or turnkey projects. The company’s portfolio includes luxurious renovations in Waialae Iki, Kahala, and Hawaii Loa Ridge residential area, contemporary renovations for a rental residential complex, its most recent project at the heart of Kapiolani, commercial renovations at Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, and new builds, including the dwelling house in Kaimuki, Kalihi and different areas on Oahu.

KAI RIDGE HAWAII CONSTRUCTION CO.
contact // 240-1245 or 589-7630 (cell)
address // 1888 Kalakaua Ave., C312
web // kairidgehawaii.com