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Regulating ParadiseLand Use Controls in Hawai'i$
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David L. Callies

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780824834753

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824834753.001.0001

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State Land Use Controls

State Land Use Controls

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(p.21) Chapter 1 State Land Use Controls
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Regulating Paradise
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David L. Callies

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834753.003.0001

This chapter looks at Hawaiʻi’s comprehensive statewide land use controls. The State Land Use Commission (LUC) manages a system of land district classification distinct from but overlaying the county zoning schemes. Actions by state agencies—which are required for the approval of the multitude of permits required for virtually any large land use project—must also theoretically meet the requirements of the statutory state comprehensive plan. Land in Hawaiʻi is divided into four use districts: urban, rural, agricultural, and conservation. The LUC is responsible for grouping contiguous parcels of land into these districts according to the present and foreseeable use and character of the land. The chapter also studies the creation of the Hawaiʻi State Plan, along with its various areas of concentration.

Keywords:   Hawaiʻi, land use controls, Land Use Commission, land district classification, county zoning, Hawaiʻi State Plan

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