Toward a Multimodal Downtown

Established through a community and stakeholder driven process, the Multimodal Master Plan will define policies, programs, and projects to improve overall mobility throughout the Downtown Hilo area and provide multimodal connections to high activity locations. Using Complete Streets concepts, the Plan will provide for a variety of transportation options to accommodate varied modes of transportation.

Community Process

Stakeholder participation is very important and input will be invited through focus group and community meetings. This stakeholder and community engagement will provide input on the project and inform the planning process.

Plan Development

In 2005, the County Council adopted the EnVision Downtown Hilo 2025: A Community-Based Vision and Living Action Plan (EDH 2025). The EDH 2025 Plan serves as a guide for planning in Downtown Hilo and establishes the strategies and actions for creating an environment that is sustainable, livable and attractive to its residents, workers, and visitors. Action 6.1 of the EDH 2025 Plan calls for the “development of a master plan to include traffic circulation, parking, and pedestrian streetscape.” The Downtown Hilo Multimodal Master Plan is part of a larger County-wide effort to incorporate Complete Streets Principles.

The Latest

Community Meeting #2 Summary

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On February 15th, 2017, Community Meeting #2 was held for the Downtown Multimodal Master Plan. Nearly 60 community members attended the meeting to learn about the the public review draft, and provide feedback. To view a summary of the meeting, … Read More

County of Hawai‘i Planning Department Releases the DHMMP for Public Comment and Announces Community Meeting

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The County of Hawai‘i Planning Department announces the release of the Downtown Hilo Multimodal Master Plan (DHMMP) Public Review Draft and the kickoff of the public review period, which runs through March 6, 2017. DOWNLOAD THE PLAN HERE Written comments … Read More

ZIZO 3 Re-Cap: Pedestrian Improvements and Street Design for Downtown Hilo

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The third and final Zoom In Zoom Out session for the Downtown Hilo Multimodal Master Plan was held on August 28. Once again it was an excellent turnout, and we thank all of you who came out to share your mana’o. … Read More

ZIZO 2 Re-cap: Parking and Transit Solutions for Downtown Hilo

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The second of three Zoom In Zoom Out session for the Downtown Hilo Multimodal Master Plan was held on August 14, and it was a large and lively crowd! Presentation and discussions focused on Parking and Transit for Downtown Hilo. Input … Read More

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