Digital Zoning Map Update Project
The Planning Department has an adopted digital zoning map for the island of Maui. See Ordinance 4883. The digital map for the island of Maui represents the zoning as it exists today and overlays the 2014 Real Property Tax parcel layer.
Due to the complexity of using a number of old zoning maps, comprehensive zoning ordinances, individual changes in zoning, and the poor quality and lack of technical mapping and GIS tools in the past, the Planning Department expressed at the time of the digital zoning maps’ initial adoption that further errors and corrections would be discovered and the map would be continually refined. The Planning Department will be presenting an amended digital zoning map (Digital Zoning Map 2) for the Maui Planning Commission’s review. Upon receiving a recommendation from the Maui Planning Commission, the amended digital zoning map will be presented to the Maui County Council’s Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee for review and recommendation to the Maui County Council.
The History of the Digital Zoning Map Update Project (DSSRT)
Since 2005, staff of the Maui County Planning Department worked on this project, affectionately known as “DSSRT”, an acronym for the Dead Sea Scroll Replacement Team, to replace the County’s official paper zoning maps with digital or electronic versions. Along with the goal of replacing the County’s prized but very old, tattered and outdated “Dead Sea Scrolls” paper zoning maps with accurate, up-to-date GIS data layers, other goals included researching and verifying zoning for thousands of parcels; correcting inadvertent mapping errors, inconsistencies and alignment issues; updating parcel zoning with zoning districts that have standards; and creating a single zoning map for the island. All corrections made to the adopted digital map required consistency with each parcel’s Community Plan designation.
The Department previously held four public informational meetings on Maui and obtained recommendations of approval from the planning commissions before transmitting the bills to the Council, where they were supported by the Planning Committee. The bills were then unanimously supported and adopted by the Maui County Council who also expressed overwhelming support. The Department will also propose digital zoning maps for the islands of Lanai and Molokai once thorough review, confirmations and corrections have been made. Similar to Maui, public meetings on each of the respective islands will be held on along with public hearings at each of the planning commissions as well as the County Council.
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Wailuku, HI 96793
Ph: (808) 270-6272
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