On September 14, 2015 Mayor Caldwell sign into law Bill 20 (2015), CD1:
To amend chapter 21, revised ordinances of Honolulu 1990, as amended (The land use ordinance), relating to accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The purpose of this ordinance is to establish ADUs as a permitted use in all residential zoning districts, to encourage and accommodate the construction of ADUs, increase the number of affordable rental units and alleviate the housing shortage in the City, and to establish land use standards for those ADUs.
Fortunately or unfortunately depending on your point of view, the West Loch Fairways DCC&Rs do not allow the membership to add an ADU to their property, as noted below:
Article III Section 3.02 Residential Lots: Uses and Restrictions (a) Subject to subsection 3.02(ii) below, only one Family (including domestic servants and transient guests) shall occupy each Lot, and each Owner shall construct only one detached or duplex single-family Residence (which may include a guest room without a kitchen connected to the main dwelling) on any Lot designated for single-family residential purposes.
The September 20, 2015 edition of the Honolulu Star Advertiser included an ADU Q&A article: Accessory dwelling units zero in on housing woes, by Andrew Gomes, which answers most questions one would have regarding an ADU. Honolulu Star Advertiser’s Kokua Line also provides information in its article Rules of a homeowners hui override city ADU precepts.