- Hawaiʻi will strategically use progressive planning strategies to direct and manage growth and development to protect natural resources, ensure the safety of residents and visitors, and enhance the quality of life. The principle land use strategy for design and implementation will focus on achieving a sense of place by protecting and enhancing community character through natural systems planning, smart growth strategies, and compatible land use planning that incorporates culture and equity into the planning and decision-making process.
- Direct growth and increase density towards urban and village centers;
- Prioritize infill of the underutilized areas within existing urban and village centers;
- Focus and prioritize future investments in new infrastructure that will facilitate the opportunity to direct growth to the designated urban areas;
- Discourage sprawl outside of designated urban centers;
- Provide multimodal transportation to and within urban and village centers;
- Encourage a mix of uses to build livable communities that provide residents with opportunities for employment near affordable housing, together with access to commercial and recreational opportunities.
Increase residential density within Urban areas to an average density of 10 units per acre and increase the mixed use development pattern.
Increase Rural land use designations.
Industrial uses are designated in appropriate locations.
Supply meets and does not exceed projected demand of visitor accommodations in all scales of accommodations.
Increase in agricultural land preserved.
Increase processing facilities on agricultural land.
Conservation & Open
Increase in open space preserved.
Minimize development within Special Management Area.
Reduce land disturbance activities such as clearing and grading of forested areas.