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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. 


The DPP invites you to comment on the Public Review Draft of the PUC DP!  Please submit comments to by January 31st, 2023 (click here to send a comment through the project website).

Click here to read or download the individual chapters of the draft PUC DP.


To further engage with interested members of our Neighborhood Boards, the DPP held a series of four virtual meetings from August to October 2022. We reviewed chapters from the Plan and solicited feedback and comments from board representatives. These meetings were open to the public. See below for a record of public input:


Other Presentations to Community Groups:


In November 2019, we conducted a public online survey about how to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 in the PUC, seeking insights on the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and our communities’ capacities to weather this and other future disruptions.  Thank you to those who participated - your voluntary responses will help shape the best possible PUC DP policies on housing, the economy, open spaces, and land uses. 


Click here to read a summary of the survey results!


For those unable to attend our Plan Policy Workshops in person, we provided an online survey version. See the combined results from the workshops and the survey: 


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.



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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.



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.

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