A specific project or activity intended to help implement a given strategy.
How a community intends to arrive at its vision, step-by-step over time.
A process that empowers people to plan for the future, address issues, and manage and solve problems.
Coastal Zone Management:
A unique federal-state partnership program that provides a basis for protecting, restoring, and responsibly developing the nation’s important and diverse coastal communities and resources.
A community’s most deeply held shared ideals and beliefs that serve as guiding principles. Community Values are the foundation for a community’s vision and action plan.
Things that may impede the implementation of a strategy.
Vision-friendly activities or projects that are visible and can be organized and accomplished simply, inexpensively and quickly - ideally in less than one year.
Lead Solution Partners:
Groups, individuals, organizations, and government agencies that are willing to take the lead role for achieving an action.
A plan that doesn’t sit on the shelf. It is based on community values, and is alive and organic.
Things that may promote the implementation of a strategy.
An evolving group of ideas about how to better manage urban growth and development. Learn more about Smart Growth Principles.
Special Management Area:
SMAs are an area where significant attention is paid to the potential impact that a development may have on coastal qualities. The SMA includes all lands and waters beginning at the shoreline and extending inland or mauka for at least 100 yards. The SMA does not include any areas or waters seaward of the shoreline because the State has jurisdiction beyond the shoreline.
A major initiative designed to achieve some aspect of our community’s overarching vision. In the visioning process, strategies are the community’s vision ideas rephrased as a path to achieving those ideas.
Groups, organizations, agencies or individuals who would support or are needed to achieve an action. Includes agencies who require permits, code amendments, etc.
Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs and opportunities of future generations.
Key external forces of change that are driving our community into the future.
Vision Focus Areas:
The central themes around which a vision is organized.
A target year for the vision. For Downtown Hilo, the target year is 2025. Note that some of our vision will be achieved long before the target year is reached.
A process through which any community can envision the future it wants, plan how to achieve it, and begin to implement it. Through visioning, a community answers the following questions: Where are we now? Where are we going? Where do we want to be? How do we get there? Are we getting there?
Acronyms to Know
American Association of University Women
Americans with Disabilities Act
American Institute of Architects
Alice Moon & Company (private business)
Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council
Big Island Visitors Bureau
County of Hawai‘i
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Disability and Communication Access Board
Hawai‘i State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Department of Environmental Management, County of Hawai‘i
Hilo Downtown Improvement Association
Hawai‘i State Department of Land and Natural Resources
State of Hawai‘i Department of Motor Vehicles
State of Hawai‘i Department of Education
Department of Public Works, County of Hawai‘i
EnVision Downtown Hilo 2025
East Hawai`i Cultural Council
Friends of Downtown Hilo Steering Committee
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Geographical Information System, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
Hawai`i Community College
Hawai`i County Corrections
Hawai`i County Economic Opportunity Council
Hawai`i Electric Light Company
Hawai`i Island Chamber of Commerce
Hawai`i Island Economic Development Board
Hawai`i Organic Farmers Association
Hawai`i State Teachers Association
Hawai`i State Retired Teachers Association
Hawai`i Tourism Authority
Hawai`i Visitors and Convention Bureau
Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Kanoelehua Industrial Area Association
Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate
Norwegian Cruise Line
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Office of Housing and Community Development
Department of Parks & Recreation, County of Hawai‘i
People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawai‘i
Planning Department, County of Hawai‘i
United States Post Office
Parent Teacher Student Association
Department of Research & Development, County of Hawai‘i
Real Property Tax Division, County of Hawai‘i
Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Small Business Association, Federal Agency
Small Business Development Center
(Department of Land and Natural Resources) State Historic Preservation Division