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Honolulu Mayor OKs Temporary Ban on 'Monster' Houses

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has approved a temporary ban of up to two years on building permits for “monster” houses, giving the city Department of Planning and Permitting time to come up with permanent rules.   “How do we preserve the quality of life in our neighborhoods but also meet the growing demands for more affordable housing on this island, which becomes less and less affordable every year?” Caldwell told reporters Tuesday.   The department will not approve building...

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