The General Plan Discussion Draft is Here!  

The Discussion Draft of the General Plan is now available for public review and comment, with island-wide community meetings to follow.

The plan can be downloaded by clicking here. Printed copies will be also be on reserve at the public libraries.

The Discussion Draft is based on input provided during public outreach events over the course of 16 months including community, small group, neighborhood association, major landowners, and government agencies meetings as well as at special events and via social media.

The Draft contains a vision, goals, policies, actions and land use maps that our intended to guide Kaua‘i’s future growth.

Comments to the draft can be emailed to, shared at the upcoming meetings or mailed to: Kaua‘i County Planning Department, Attn: Long Range Division; 4444 Rice Street, Suite A473, Līhu‘e, HI 96766.

The comment period will end on Friday, Dec. 2

[UPDATE – as of 11/18 the review period has been extended. The new deadline for comments is December 16, 2016].


  1. Valerie Weiss November 11, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply
    General Plan Discussion Draft Now Available. Click here to download a PDF file of the General Plan ?? This does not open the draft plan. Why is the draft plan so hard to locate and download? I want to read it and not have to go to a location for that option.

  2. Wil December 2, 2016 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Planning is great, but be prepared that it will be largely ignored. A good example is the 1973 or was it 1978? General Plan which proposed a road behind Coco Palms, an alternate way across the Wailua River….too expensive? Now, it’s at least twice as much as it woul dhave been then.
    Taking out the dangrous curve on Kamalu was there, too, but never got straightened out–people have died at that one-way bridge on a curve.
    So it’s hard to get one’s hope up that a General Plan will actually make a difference.
    But keep on believing!

  3. Diane Zachary February 8, 2018 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Clicking on the link doesn’t work. Please fix!

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