General Plan

paddling homeThe County of Hawaii’s General Plan (text) is the policy document for the long range comprehensive development of the Island and County of Hawai‘i. View as PDF (4.96MB).

The purposes of the General Plan are to:

  • Guide the pattern of future development in this County based on long-term goals.
  • Identify the visions, values, and priorities important to the people of this County.
  • Provide the framework for regulatory decisions, capital improvement priorities, acquisition strategies, and other pertinent government programs within the County organization and coordinated with State and Federal programs.
  • Improve the physical environment of the County as a setting for human activities; to make it more functional, beautiful, healthful, interesting, and efficient.
  • Promote and safeguard the public interest and the interest of the County as a whole.
  • Facilitate the democratic determination of community policies concerning the utilization of its natural, man-made, and human resources.
  • Effect political and technical coordination in community improvement and development.
  • Inject long-range considerations into the determination of short-range actions and implementation.

General Plan Annual Reports:
2009(text) or  GP Annual Report 2009 (download PDF 596Kb)
2008(text) or GP Annual Report 2008 (download PDF 484Kb)