Community Planning

ku images haunaunauCommunity Development Plans (CDP) translate broad General Plan goals, policies, and standards into implementation actions as they apply to specific geographical regions around the Island.  CDPs are also intended to serve as a forum for community input into land-use, delivery of government services, and any other matters relating to the planning area.

The Community Development Plan (CDP) Information Web Site offers access to information on plan progress, public meetings, Steering Committee agendas and minutes, and much more. Also visit the Boards and Committees pages for more specific information regarding the Puna and Hāmākua CDPs.

EnVision Downtown Hilo 2025 is a Community-Based Vision and Living Action Plan. A project begun in 2004, EDH2025 is a grassroots visioning process that inspired our community by guiding revitalization and future sustainability efforts in Downtown Hilo. Here is an excerpt from the Overarching Vision statement:

  • “Downtown Hilo in 2025 is synonymous with the spirit of Aloha, a community that celebrates its unique character, rich heritage, generational values, and vision for the future. Our hometown, Downtown Hilo, is a welcoming neighborhood like no other – a wonderful place to live, work, and play.”

In accordance with Action 6.1 of the EDH2025 Plan, which calls for the “development of a master plan to include traffic circulation, parking, and pedestrian streetscape,” the Planning Department is working with SSFM International Inc. to develop the Downtown Hilo Multimodal Master Plan.

More information related to EnVision Downtown Hilo 2025 can be found by visiting

Planning Director’s Letter to the Puna CDP Steering Committee
This pdf document is a letter written by former Hawaii County Planning Director, Chris Yuen, to the Puna CDP Steering Committee on November 13, 2006.