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The Ka‘ū Community Development Plan was adopted by ordinance on 
October 17th, 2017!

What are the next steps?

The modern district of Ka‘ū encompasses 922 square miles, with over 80 miles of virtually undeveloped coastline. Nearly two-thirds of its total land area is in the Conservation district, a fraction of a percent is settled, and the remainder is largely agricultural. The Ka‘ū CDP includes the areas of Pāhala, Punalu‘u, Nā‘ālehu, Discovery Harbour, and Ocean View.

The Ka‘ū CDP is a forum for community input into County policy at the regional level and the delivery of County services to the community.

Please click here to view the full Ka‘ū Community Development Plan Document.

The document is split into two volumes - the second half includes background information and reports.

 Puna Fb Link

Are you interested in being a part of our Ka'ū Community Development Plan Action Committee? Click here!


Volunteering for a Hawai'i County board offers a valuable opportunity to contribute to the betterment of your community as well as further your education about current events and development in your district.

 The County of Hawai'i Planning Department is seeking qualified applicants for the Ka'ū CDP Action Committee. Action Committee members should be community-minded, reflect a wide variety of perspectives, and represent a broad spectrum of the community.

Contact Us


The County of Hawai'i, Department of Planning
(Hilo)  101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3
          Hilo, HI 96720

(Kona)  74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Bldg E, 2nd Floor
            Kailua-Kona, HI 96740


Members of the Ka'ū CDP Team include:

Hans Santiago, CDP Planner
Phone: (808) 961-8165

Heather Bartlett, Planner
Phone: (808) 323-4793


Please email us at  for general questions and inquires.

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Upcoming Events
South Kohala CDP Action Committee Meeting Apr 02, 2018 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Hokuloa United Church of Christ
Kona CDP Action Committee Meeting Apr 10, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM — West Hawaii Civic Center - Community Hale (Building G)
Hāmākua CDP Planning Commission Review Apr 12, 2018 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Puna CDP Action Committee Meeting 05-01-2018 May 01, 2018 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Pāhoa Neighborhood Facility (15-2910 Ku'uhome Street, Pāhoa, HI)
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