Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Potential New Building Code Requirements for Maui

Advocates are lobbying the Maui County Council to consider amending the County's building code to provide for a “lifespan housing policy.” The amended code would make accessibility a requirement for all new homes in the County; e.g., wider doors, lower counters, larger showers, etc. Advocates appear to be in the early public relations phase of their campaign, but a proposed bill could be following shortly.

Ilima Loomis, Housing code changes could help seniors ’age in place’, Maui News, June 19, 2007, available at

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