The Planning Department gathers information to assist Planners in evaluating factors pertinent to land use on the Big Island. Our geology is unique within the State and the nation. In certain areas, physical factors are particularly important. Below are some documents significant to this effort.
County of Hawai‘i Transit & Multi-Modal Transportation Master Plan
Master Plan commissioned by the County Council to look at island-wide transportation needs for the next 20 years.
- A Blueprint for Coastal Communities – January, 2009 (PDF 12.6Mb)
- A Blueprint for Coastal Communities – January, 2009 (text)
The 1960 Tsunami in Hawai‘i: Long Term Consequences of Coastal Disaster
Infrastructure and Public Facilities Needs Assessment
Kapoho Subsidence Study
This study commenced in July of 2005 to help address the many shoreline and hazard issues associated with the Kapoho area. This report helps to determine the extent of inundation and provide suggested solutions, alternatives and options. This is not an easy task, since the area is at high risk from natural hazards, which is compounded by the issue of subsidence.
Puna Regional Circulation PlanTo develop a long-range transportation plan through a community-based planning process that builds consensus among the many stakeholders in the Puna District.
Hawai‘i County Food Sustainability Report
Review of the Last Eight Years in County Planning