WMA Design Committee Home Page

The members of the Design Committee are volunteers dedicated to assisting homeowners in either building their first residence or improving existing property. We want to make the process as seamless and efficient as possible.  "We are here to help!" 

WMA Design Committee minutes or previous approved projects:

Homeowners should contact the Design Committee for any questions or copies of WMA Design Committee Minutes and/or a list of previous approved projects by sending your requests to wmadcchair@outlook.com

Procedure to call into the WMA Design Committee:

WMA Design Committee Meetings are teleconferences typically held monthly. If there is no new business or old business to be discussed, the meeting will be postponed until the next month. If you wish to participate in a teleconference please contact wmadcchair@outlook.com for the date, time and call-in numbers.

WMA Design Committee Application:

The WMA has rules and requirements for all residences built within the association.

Members can view the West Molokai Design Committee Rules under the WMA Design Committee Documents tab

All submissions must have a completed and signed application.  Members can view and/or download the application under the WMA Design Committee Documents tab.

Instruction Steps:

Step1: Determine Submission Type

Design review submissions are broken down into three categories: (1) minor variations/changes, (2) major improvements, and (3) new residences.

Minor Variations/Changes: may consist of, but are not limited to: paint color change to the exterior of a building, minor landscaping changes, installation of a fence, etc.

Major Improvements: may consist of, but are not limited to: expansions and/or major renovations of approved structures; substantial alterations of existing building forms, elevations or roofs; installation of solar (or wind) systems, lot line adjustments, installation of an orchard or parking area, road construction; other improvements that are outside the footprint of the approved dwelling structures; etc. 

New Residences: construction of all residences both your Ohana (<1000 sq ft) and main home.

Step 2: Elements Required for Submission 

Minor Changes

  • WMA application - complete the applicable sections, sign and date it.  Include a Design Narrative-basically what do you want to do.
  • Initial Application Fee of $100 payable to WMA
  • The WMA DC is waiving the fees for submissions pertaining to fences, gates, and the planting or removal of trees.

Major Improvements

  • WMA application - complete all the sections, sign and date it.
  • Complete set of drawings including a plot plan, elevations, etc.
  • Design Narrative stating what you want to do
  • Initial Application Fee of $100 payable to WMA

New Residences

  • WMA application - complete the applicable sections, sign and date it.
  • Working Drawings (full sets of architectural drawings and specifications)
  • Design Narrative.
  • Initial Application Fee of $100 payable to WMA

Please send all completed applications and drawing electronically to the WMA Design Committee at wmadcchair@outlook.com.  Please send the application fee payable to WMA to:

Associa Hawaii

737 Bishop St, Suite 3100

Honolulu, HI 96813

Once the Design Committee has received and reviewed the submission it is possible that the Design Committee may request a formal review by a licensed architectural firm. If this is necessary it will require an additional deposit. The amount of the deposit and the fee structure will be supplied at the time of the request. After the submission process is completed and the project approved, any funds remaining will be returned to the homeowner.

 

The WMA Board reserves the right to update and make revisions as needed.

Thank you, The WMA Board of Directors and WMA Design Committee.

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