REPORT: City Status of Land Use on Oahu

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REPORT FROM THE CITY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING – The City Department of Planning and Permitting has just released its annual report on the status of land use on Oahu, as of 2010.

The document focuses on population trends, housing construction activities, land use approvals, golf course construction, status of major improvements to City infrastructure, and other trends relating to the City’s eight regional plans. The information is intended to help the City Council, private development community, and interested citizens understand how growth is occurring and how the development objectives of the City are being met.


Some of the highlights of the 2010 report:

  • Population in the eight planning areas is trending generally in the direction envisioned in the Oahu General Plan.
  • More than 60 active housing projects of 25 or more units will add slightly more than 47,000 units to our housing supply when completed in the coming decades. The report provides an update on each of these projects. Most of the projects are located in Ewa, where the second city, Kapolei, is growing.
  • Job growth also is projected to increase most rapidly in Ewa, where its share of Oahu’s jobs is expected to almost quadruple to 103,434 by the year 2035.  The service and retail sectors are expected to contribute mostly to that increase.

“This report shows where the real estate and job markets are active, and where they are not,” said David Tanoue, DPP director, “For those interested in long-term regional trend, or just where new housing and jobs are going to occur in the near future, this is a good resource.”

You can review the 26-page report at the DPP website,