The Kauai General Plan is a direction-setting policy document that is intended to serve as a guide to plan and improve the physical environment and quality of life for the people of Kauai, and to address the overall development of the island. This document also states the County’s vision for Kauai and establishes strategies to help achieve that vision. The General Plan was last updated in 2000.
The County's six (6) planning districts are: Waimea-Kekaha, Hanapēpē-Eleele, Kōloa-Po‘ipū-Kalaheo, Līhu‘e, East Kaua‘i, and North Shore. The Planning Department is currently working to update several development plans. For more information, see "Get Involved!":
- Waimea-Kekaha Development Plan
- Hanapēpē-Eleele Development Plan
- Kōloa-Po‘ipū-Kalaheo Development Plan
- Līhu‘e Development Plan
- Kapaa-Wailua Development Plan
- North Shore Development Plan
Special Area Plans:
Special Area Plans go into further detail to address specific issues regarding the character and preservation of certain areas, like a town core or a community.