JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
This is an online community forum for the Primary Urban Center Development Plan. There will be opportunities to leave a comment, participate in online exercises, or vote on questions.
In late 2017 the State issued the Hawai‘i Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report which defined areas of exposure (SLR-XA) to the combined factors of sea level rise, wave action, and coastal erosion. Subsequently, Honolulu’s Climate Change Commission issued Sea Level Rise Guidance that recommends a planning benchmark of 3.2’ of sea level rise projected by the end of the century (however high tide flooding can appear decades earlier), and planning for up to 6’ of sea level rise for long-life projects and critical infrastructure.
An important new component of the PUC DP is the incorporation of Sea Level Rise and Climate Change planning concepts and recommendations. Please take time to complete our online survey below, which includes an overview of some of the recognized approaches to sea level rise adaptation and asks participants to indicate which ones are favored as a potential response to this challenge. We value this input as a way to inform the ongoing planning process.
SEA LEVEL RISE STRATEGIES SURVEY >
Interactive exercises available at our pop-ups and through the online survey
NEIGHBORHOOD GROWTH AND CHANGE >
Mahalo to all those who were able to attend the three Open Houses on Growth and Change held in July 2019. We had excellent turnout - over 120 residents came to share their insights and opinions. The community feedback we received on growth and neighborhood character was invaluable.
Click here for a summary of our growth and change workshop results.
For those unable to attend the growth workshops in person, we have made the workshop activities available online through the link below. Please participate and vote on how you would like to see your (or other) neighborhoods change over time.
NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTER SURVEY >
As part of the update to the PUC DP, the City & County is revising its policies and land use designations that inform and regulate growth. Please take this short survey (~10 minutes) on how you would like to see urban Honolulu’s neighborhoods grow and change over time. What would you like to change in your neighborhood? What important assets should be preserved?
DRAFT GUIDING PRINCIPLES >
Thanks to those who participated in the guiding principles survey! Based on this input, the Department of Planning and Permitting project team has finalized its guiding principles to inform and shape the update of the PUC DP.
KEY SURVEY RESULTS >
During the summer of 2018, the City & County of Honolulu conducted a statistically valid survey of PUC residents in a partnership with the National Research Center. The survey addressed critical topics facing the Primary Urban Center, including sea level rise, climate change, affordable housing, and the character of growth and development. We received over 1,000 mail-in and online responses. These results will provide important information to help guide the creation of a new development plan and shape the vision for the Primary Urban Center. All responses were anonymous and were processed and analyzed by a company that is independent of the City and County.