what is the
PRIMARY URBAN CENTER
The PUC stretches from Kahala to Pearl City extending along a portion of the southern coastline to the top of the mountain watersheds. The PUC is home to about 440,000 people and is the most populous of the island’s eight Development Plan areas.
The PUC includes major economic activity hubs, from the lively Downtown and Civic Centers, to the island’s primary resort area, Waikiki. It is also home to neighborhoods old and new, reflecting Oahu’s diverse community and rich culture. The PUC has a beautiful natural setting including landmarks such as Diamond Head and Punchbowl, as well as many well-used regional parks and beaches.
The County General Plan calls for the PUC to absorb (along with Ewa/Kapolei, and to a lesser extent Central Oahu) the majority of projected population growth.