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The County of Hawai‘i General Plan

The County of Hawai‘i’s General Plan (text)  (view as PDF (4.96MB)) is the blueprint that guides the long-term development of Hawai‘i Island. It considers the problems and needs of the entire island, and provides a sound growth strategy that directs future opportunities related to land use, zoning amendments and capital expenditures.  The General Plan strives to position Hawai‘i Island for economic progress while preserving the environment and strengthening community foundations.

Visit the following pages to learn more about the General Plan and the current process for updating it, including how you can participate:

  • Comprehensive Review Background information on the current process for reviewing and renewing the General Plan.
  • News & Events Tracking the progress of the update.
  • Connect Ways to stay informed, including updates from eNews and Facebook.
  • Resources Documents and links for digging deeper.

Inquiries about the General Plan Comprehensive Review may be directed to or 961-8288.  Correspondence may also be sent to Planning Department, County of Hawai‘i, 101 Pauahi St., Suite 3, Hilo, HI 96720.