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. 


We invite you to share your thoughts on how to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 in the PUC. We ask that you take a few minutes to fill out the survey below. As the PUC Development Plan is intended to reflect the current issues, needs, and concerns of the PUC community, we seek your insights on the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and our communities’ capacities to weather this disruptive event and future events.  We appreciate your voluntary responses that will help shape the best possible PUC DP policies on housing, the economy, open spaces, and land uses.  Together we can create a healthier community, economy, and future. (This survey will take less than 10 minutes)


For those unable to attend our Plan Policy Workshops in person, see below to take an online survey version. We have split the workshop content into four different topics:

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.



STRATS board.jpg

Interactive exercises available at our pop-ups and through the online survey



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.



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?


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. 


Please click here to read the final PUC DP guiding principles.


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. 

Please click here to view the survey responses.


We want your thoughts on how to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 in the PUC. Click here for survey.

We expect the Public Draft to be released in Fall 2020!

We hosted several plan preview workshops in December 2019. Click here to view event summary!


F: 808-768-8055


Website created and managed by Raimi + Associates

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram