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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.

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Waikiki Beach 

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Downtown

Honolulu Airport

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'Iolani Palace

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Diamond Head

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Ala Moana Center

Punchbowl

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Bishop Museum

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University of Hawaii

Manoa Falls

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Pearl Harbor

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Watercress Farm ‘Aiea

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Chinatown

Aloha Stadium

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Tripler Hospital

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Waikiki Shell

UPDATE  >

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

CONTACT >

F: 808-768-8055

E: pucdp@honolulu.gov

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