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The success of the Primary Urban Center Development Plan update depends on community participation. Your input will help guide decision-makers on choices that will affect the quality of life and economic vitality of your community!


There are many ways to get involved and stay informed. The City will host a series of pop-up events, community workshops, and other meetings to facilitate the planning process.  We will be regularly updating this site on upcoming activities.


The DPP invites you to comment on the Public Review Draft of the PUC DP! Please submit comments to by January 31st, 2023. 



Plan Preview (Winter 2020)

DPP released the PUCDP "All Policies Preview" in December 2020. This 18-page document offers a brief executive summary of all major direction and policy content in the forthcoming full Development Plan. 

Plan Direction Preview Workshops (Winter 2019)

The Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) held a series of three public workshops during the first week of December 2019 to refine the content of the Primary Urban Center Development Plan. We asked you to review our proposed plan direction, comment on suggested policies and strategies, vote on and prioritize implementation actions, ask questions of staff, and share any outstanding concerns. 

To view materials presented at the workshops:

Workshop Objectives:

  • Provide feedback to help refine the Plan’s content and key direction

  • Prioritize actions and programs the City & County should take  

  • Identify issues or opportunities we’ve missed

  • Help shape how the City & County responds to future challenges

For your convenience, the workshops were held in three different locations (see below). 


Date: Tuesday December 3rd
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Farrington High School Library, 1564 N King St


Date: Wed December 4th

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Oahu Veteran's Center, 1298 Kukila St

Date: Thursday December 5th

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Ala Wai Elementary (Cafeteria), 503 Kamoku Street

Third Round of Pop-Ups: Sea Level Rise (Summer/Fall 2019)

DPP was out and about in the community in late August/September 2019, talking about climate change and sea level rise impacts in urban Honolulu. Our pop-up booths included informational materials, interactive voting exercises, and an opportunity to speak with City staff. If you missed us, take the survey below to provide your input on strategies to address this critical issue!

Past Pop-Ups 

Pop-Up #1: Kamehameha Shopping Center, Times Supermarket

1620 N School Street

Monday, August 26th, 11:00am - 1:00pm  (past event)

Pop-Up #2: University of Hawai`i, Welcome Back Fair

Campus Center, 2465 Campus Road

Tuesday, August 27th, 9:00am - 1:00pm  (past event)

Pop-Up #3: Lanakila Multipurpose Senior Center

1640 Lanakila Road

Thursday, August 29th, 8:30am - 11:30am  (past event)

Pop-Up #4: Pearlridge Center, Farmer's Market

98-1005 Moanalua Road

Saturday, August 31st, 8:00am - noon  (past event)

Pop-Up #5: McCully-Mo'ili'ili Public Library

2211 South King Street

Tuesday, September 3rd, 10:00am - 1:00pm  (past event)

Pop-Up #6: Honolulu Community College, Get It! Fair

874 Dillingham Blvd

Thursday, September 5th, 9:30am - 12:30pm  (past event)

Pop-Up #7Hawai'i State Art Museum, First Friday

250 South Hotel Street

Friday, September 6th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm (past event)

Pop-Up #8: Kaimuki Public Library

1041 Koko Head Ave

Monday, September 9th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm (past event)

Pop-Up #9: Fort Street Mall, Farmer's Market

1032 Fort Street Mall

Tuesday, September 10th, 10:00am - 1:00pm (past event)

Pop-Up #10: Kapi`olani Community College, Farmer's Market

4303 Diamond Head Rd

Tuesday, September 10th, 4:00pm - 7:00pm (past event)

Pop-Up #11: International Marketplace, Waikiki Fall Fest

2330 Kalakaua Ave

Saturday, September 14th, 4:00pm - 10:00pm (past event)


Pop-Up #12: PARK(ing) Day Parklet with SSFM

Intersection of Auahi Street and Coral Street, Kaka'ako

Friday, September 20th, 9:00am - 1:00pm


Pop-Up #13: 18th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention

Hawai'i Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Avenue

(as part of the convention "Marketplace")

Tuesday, September 24th, 10:00am - 2:00pm


Pop-Up #14: Impact Hub, Climathon Sustainable Marketplace

1050 Queen Street 

Thursday, September 26th, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Pop-Up #15: Waikiki Community Center

310 Paoakalani Ave

Tuesday, October 8th, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Pop-Up #16: Queen Emma Square, Land and Sea Festival

1275 Queen Emma Street

Saturday, October 19th, 9:00am - 1:00pm

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Neighborhood Growth and Change Open Houses (Summer 2019)

To solicit community feedback on neighborhood character and growth, the City and County of Honolulu held a series of three public workshops corresponding to major regions of the PUC: East (Wai‘alae-Kāhala to Ala Moana), Central (Punchbowl to Kalihi-Pālama), and West (Moanalua to Pearl City). The open houses focused mostly on future land use and development in the surrounding neighborhoods but also broadly across the entire Primary Urban Center. Residents will have the opportunity to learn about proposed land use guidance, to vote on preferred options, to ask City & County staff questions, and to share knowledge of local conditions or issues.

To view materials presented at the workshops:


Where: Aiea Public Library, 99-374 Pohai Pl, Aiea
When: 6 to 8:30pm, Wednesday July 31st


Where: St. Andrews Priory, 224 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu
When: 6 to 8:30pm, Thursday August 1st

Where: Ala Wai Elementary, 503 Kamoku Street, Honolulu
When: 6:30 to 8:30pm, Monday July 29th 

Second Round of Pop-Up Workshops (Winter 2018)

Pop-Up #1: Fort Street Mall  (Friday Dec 14th, 2018, 10am-1pm)

1000 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813

Pop-Up #2: Pearlridge Farmers Market (Saturday Dec 15th, 2018, 8am-12pm)

98-1005 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, HI 96701

Pop-Up #3: Safeway Beretania (Friday Dec 21, 2018, 9am-12pm)

1234 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96814

PUC DP Vision Forum (Fall 2018)

A Public Vision Forum regarding the PUC DP Update was held on the evening of Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at McKinley High School. 

To view materials presented at the forum:

What was discussed at the forum?

  • Major trends, challenges, and opportunities facing Oahu's urban center

  • Key projects and programs being undertaken by City & County planning agencies 

  • Feedback on topics relating to growth, development, and climate change

  • How the City & County responds to these issues and challenges

First Round of Pop-Up Workshops (Summer 2018)

Pop-Up #10: da Shop, Kaimuki (September 6th)

Pop-Up #9: Pearl City Library (August 29th)


Pop-Up #8: Manoa Safeway Farmer's Market (August 9th)


Pop-Up #7: Blaisdell Farmer's Market (August 8th)


Pop-Up #6: Fort Street Mall (August 7th)


Pop-Up #5: Halawa Xeriscape Garden Open House (August 4th)


Pop-Up #4: Pearl City Shopping Center (August 3rd)


Pop-Up #3: Makiki Farmer's Market (August 2nd)


Pop-Up #2: Fort Street Mall  (July 31st)


Pop-Up #1: Ala Moana Beach Park (July 28th)

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