Long Range Planning Division

The Long-Range Planning Division administers the County's planning program and is responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of Kaua‘i County’s General Plan, community development plans, and other related plans and projects. Data collection and analysis related to growth and land use issues are other important functions of the division. The division’s duties include: 
  • Preparation and implementation of long-range plans
  • Six-Year Capital Improvement Program Report
  • Multimodal Transportation Planning 
  • Preparation of special planning studies and projects
  • Data collection and analysis
  • GIS mapping and analysis
  • Participation in partner planning initiatives
  • Public outreach and education on planning issues  

Planning Documents

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. 


 Development Plans:

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. 
  • Lihue Town Core Urban Design Plan (2010)
  • Kīlauea Town Plan (2005)