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MAPPING O‘AHU’S
IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS
Department of Planning & Permitting
Which lands should make up
O‘ahu’s invent...
GOAL IS TO
FACILITATE PUBLIC
INPUT IN PREPARING
THE COUNTY’S
IAL MAP
What is 
IAL?  
Which lands 
will be 
included in 
th...
PROJECT TEAM
MAYOR’S
AGRICULTURAL
LIAISON
Dr. Po Yung Lai
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING
Kathy Sokugawa, Acting Dir...
PROJECT PURPOSE AND NEED
• Purpose
• To comply with State law for counties to map IAL
• Need/Objectives
• Help farming be ...
STATE LAND USE SYSTEM (CHAPTER 205, HRS)
URBAN
•City‐like uses
•Regulated by counties' zoning 
ordinances
RURAL (O‘AHU HAS...
ARTICLE XI, SECTION 3
CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I
“The State shall conserve and protect agricultural lands,
promo...
HAWAI‘I REVISED STATUTES, CHAPTER 205
LEGISLATION ADOPTED IN 2005 AND 2008
Provides a formal definition of IAL
Establishes...
DEFINITION OF IAL (HRS, 205-42)
“IAL means those lands…that:
Are capable of producing sustained
high agricultural yields w...
• Grant assistance
• Tax incentives to offset operational 
costs, promote agricultural business 
viability, and promote th...
STATE IAL QUALIFIED AG COST TAX CREDIT
PROVIDES TAX CREDITS FOR:
• Roads or utilities serving IAL
• Agricultural processin...
3 PROCESSES TO DESIGNATE LANDS AS IAL
Land Use Commission is the approving authority for all three processes.
County
Initi...
IAL APPROVED BY THE LUC
• 10,271 acres on O‘ahu designated as IAL
• Roughly 132,000 acres statewide 
designated as IAL (or...
APPROVED LANDOWNER PETITIONS
ISLAND, Region Landowner Acreage  LUC Approval
KAUAI, Koloa Alexander & Baldwin/Kauai Coffee ...
COUNTY IAL MAPPING PROCESS
DPP
prepares
resource
maps
Community
engagement
•Focus groups
•3 community 
meetings
•Written 
...
IAL STANDARDS AND CRITERIA (HRS, CHAPTER 205-44)
• Land currently used for 
agricultural production
CURRENT AG 
PRODUCTION...
2012-2013
TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC)
11
farmers
2
AG industry
organizations
2 City
(ex-officio)
2 AG tech.
personn...
THREE CRITERIA WERE SELECTED
AS THE PRIORITY CRITERIA FOR IAL
Currently used for agricultural productionPRIORITY
Soil qual...
ON-LINE IAL MAP VIEWER MapOahuAgLand.com
GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 18
PROPOSED IAL IN MOKULEIA
MapOahuAgLand.com
City Proposed IAL
Existing IAL
GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 ...
USE THE LAYER LIST TO SEE HOW DIFFERENT
CRITERIA ARE MAPPED
Sufficient Water
Suitable Soil
Qualities and
Growing Condition...
DRAFT IAL MAP IS A WORK-IN-PROGRESS
Community and landowner
input is critical to ensure a
quality mapping product.
• Use t...
PROJECT SCHEDULE AND NEXT STEPS
GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 22
IDENTIFY HIGH-QUALITY FARMLAND
A step to agricultural economic viability
GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 |...
• DPP requests written 
comments to formally 
record your position. 
• Verbal comments are 
welcomed, but will not 
be tre...
MAPPING O‘AHU’S
IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS
Department of Planning & Permitting
Which lands should make up
O‘ahu’s invent...
CRITERIA MAPPING REFERENCES (1 OF 2)
GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
CRITERIA MAPPING REFERENCES (2 OF 2)
GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
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Oahu Important Agricultural Lands Mapping Project Meeting Slides - January 2017

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Slides from the January 10 (Kapolei) and January 17 (Haleiwa) community meetings.

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Oahu Important Agricultural Lands Mapping Project Meeting Slides - January 2017

  1. 1. MAPPING O‘AHU’S IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS Department of Planning & Permitting Which lands should make up O‘ahu’s inventory of future agricultural land? COMMUNITY MEETING January 10, 2017
  2. 2. GOAL IS TO FACILITATE PUBLIC INPUT IN PREPARING THE COUNTY’S IAL MAP What is  IAL?   Which lands  will be  included in  the  County’s  IAL Map?  How do I  review the  map and  submit  comments? What is the  County‐ designation  process?   How will IAL  affect  landowners  and farmers?   TONIGHT’S AGENDA • Explain IAL and the and planning process • Share about what we’ve done to date • Present the Draft IAL Map and why certain lands are selected • Answer your questions • Take input on additional mapping considerations GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 2
  3. 3. PROJECT TEAM MAYOR’S AGRICULTURAL LIAISON Dr. Po Yung Lai DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING Kathy Sokugawa, Acting Director Eugene Takahashi, Tim Hata HHF Planners Scott Ezer, Principal Planner Rob James, Corlyn Orr, Erin Higa Kem Lowry Bruce Plasch GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 3
  4. 4. PROJECT PURPOSE AND NEED • Purpose • To comply with State law for counties to map IAL • Need/Objectives • Help farming be an economically viable activity • Ensure that the best of O‘ahu’s high-quality farm land is protected and preserved for long-term agricultural use • Guide decision-making in the State Agricultural District GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 4
  5. 5. STATE LAND USE SYSTEM (CHAPTER 205, HRS) URBAN •City‐like uses •Regulated by counties' zoning  ordinances RURAL (O‘AHU HAS NONE) •Small farms, low‐density  residential •Uses defined in HRS, Chapter 205 AGRICULTURAL • Land for crops, pasture or forestry • Federally‐owned land • Recreational uses and open space that  lack qualities to be  in another district CONSERVATION •Forest reserves, watersheds,  other nature resources • IAL is a special land use  designation overlaying  the AG District • IAL does not change  allowable uses or affect  zoning • It’s main regulatory effect  is a more stringent  approval process to  URBANIZE land GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 5
  6. 6. ARTICLE XI, SECTION 3 CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I “The State shall conserve and protect agricultural lands, promote diversified agriculture, increase agricultural self- sufficiency and assure the availability of agriculturally suitable lands. The legislature shall provide standards and criteria to accomplish the foregoing. Lands identified by the State as important agricultural lands needed to fulfill the purposes above shall not be reclassified by the State or rezoned by its political subdivisions without meeting the standards and criteria established by the legislature and approved by a two- thirds vote of the body responsible for the reclassification or rezoning action.” 1978 State Constitutional Convention GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 6
  7. 7. HAWAI‘I REVISED STATUTES, CHAPTER 205 LEGISLATION ADOPTED IN 2005 AND 2008 Provides a formal definition of IAL Establishes policy guidance to assure the long term agricultural use of IAL Specifies eight standards and criteria to be used in mapping IAL Outlines processes for landowners, counties and the State to follow  when identifying lands with potential for IAL Identifies the roles and responsibilities of various state and county  agencies Requires the State and counties to provide incentives for agricultural  operations on IAL GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 7
  8. 8. DEFINITION OF IAL (HRS, 205-42) “IAL means those lands…that: Are capable of producing sustained high agricultural yields when treated and managed according to accepted farming methods and technology; Contribute to the State's economic base and produce agricultural commodities for export or local consumption; or Are needed to promote the expansion of agricultural activities and income for the future, even if currently not in production.” “The objective for the  identification of IAL is to  identify and plan for the  maintenance of a strategic  agricultural land resource  base that can support a  diversity of agricultural  activities and opportunities  that expand agricultural  income and job opportunities and increase agricultural self‐ sufficiency for current and  future generations.” GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 8
  9. 9. • Grant assistance • Tax incentives to offset operational  costs, promote agricultural business  viability, and promote the long‐term  protection of important agricultural  lands • Agricultural business planning,  marketing, and implementation grants • Tax incentives and programs for  equity investments and financing for  agricultural operations, including  agricultural irrigation systems • State funding mechanisms to fund  business viability and land protection  programs STATE IAL INCENTIVES (HRS, 205-46) • Water regulations and policies that  provide farmers of IAL access to  adequate and cost‐effective sources  of water • AG education/training for new  farmers; upgrading skills of existing  farmers and other AG‐employees  through mentoring, business  incubators, and public or private  scholarship • Increasing the returns of farming by  adding value to food processing and  other tools and methods GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 9
  10. 10. STATE IAL QUALIFIED AG COST TAX CREDIT PROVIDES TAX CREDITS FOR: • Roads or utilities serving IAL • Agricultural processing facilities • Water wells, reservoirs, dams, storage  facilities, pipelines or irrigation systems • Agricultural housing  • Feasibility studies, regulatory processing,  legal and accounting services related to  items above • Equipment used to cultivate, harvest or  process agricultural products • Regulatory processing, studies, and legal  and other consultant services related to  obtaining/retaining sufficient water for  agricultural activities and retaining the  right to farm on IAL GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 10
  11. 11. 3 PROCESSES TO DESIGNATE LANDS AS IAL Land Use Commission is the approving authority for all three processes. County Initiated •County Planning Departments identify candidate IAL on specific lands Landowner Initiated •Voluntary process for landowners to petition the LUC State Initiated •State DOA and DLNR identify candidate IAL on State-owned, public lands GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 11
  12. 12. IAL APPROVED BY THE LUC • 10,271 acres on O‘ahu designated as IAL • Roughly 132,000 acres statewide  designated as IAL (or 7% of the 1,928,034  acres in the State Agricultural District) SOURCE: http://files.hawaii.gov/dbedt/op/gis/maps/ial_map.pdf DR14-52 9,592 acres DR16-56 20,888 acres GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 12
  13. 13. APPROVED LANDOWNER PETITIONS ISLAND, Region Landowner Acreage  LUC Approval KAUAI, Koloa Alexander & Baldwin/Kauai Coffee    3,869 MAR‐2009 KAUAI, Koloa Mahaulepu Farm (Grove Farm) 1,533 MAY‐2011 KAUAI, Haupu, Lihue  Grove Farm 11,206 FEB‐2013 KAUAI, Lumahai , Waipa Kamehameha Schools 190  FEB‐2014 KAUAI, Makaweli Robinson Family Partners 20,888 SEPT‐2016 OAHU, Waialua, Mililani , Whitmore Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii  679 MAR‐2011 OAHU, Punaluu, North Shore  Kamehameha Schools 9,592 FEB‐2015 MAUI, Central Alexander & Baldwin    27,294 JUN‐2009 HAWAII ISLAND, South Kohala Parker Ranch, Inc. 56,777 SEPT‐2011 Total acreage designated by the LUC as IAL     132,027 GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 13
  14. 14. COUNTY IAL MAPPING PROCESS DPP prepares resource maps Community engagement •Focus groups •3 community  meetings •Written  comments  encouraged  DPP finalizes IAL Map and accompanying report City Council resolution LUC issues written decision to designate IAL Project purpose • Comply with State law for counties to identify IAL GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 14
  15. 15. IAL STANDARDS AND CRITERIA (HRS, CHAPTER 205-44) • Land currently used for  agricultural production CURRENT AG  PRODUCTION • Land with soil qualities  and growing conditions  that support agricultural  production of food, fiber,  or fuel‐ and energy‐ producing crops SOIL QUALITIES  AND GROWING  CONDITIONS  • Land identified under  agricultural productivity  rating systems, such as  the agricultural lands of  importance to the State  of Hawai‘i (ALISH) PRODUCTIVITY  RATING SYSTEMS • Land types associated with  traditional native Hawaiian  agricultural uses, such as  taro cultivation, or unique  agricultural crops and uses,  such as coffee, vineyards,  aquaculture, and energy  production TRADITIONAL OR  UNIQUE CROPS • Land with sufficient  quantities of water to  support viable  agricultural production SUFFICIENT  WATER • Land whose designation  as IAL is consistent with  general, development,  and community plans of  the county CONSISTENCY  WITH COUNTY  POLICIES • Land that contributes to  maintaining a critical land  mass important to  agricultural operating  productivity CRITICAL LAND  MASS • Land with or near  support infrastructure  conducive to agricultural  productivity, such as  transportation to  markets, water, or power  PROXIMITY TO  INFRASTRUCTURE GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 15
  16. 16. 2012-2013 TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC) 11 farmers 2 AG industry organizations 2 City (ex-officio) 2 AG tech. personnel 1 landowner 6 Govt. agencies GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 16
  17. 17. THREE CRITERIA WERE SELECTED AS THE PRIORITY CRITERIA FOR IAL Currently used for agricultural productionPRIORITY Soil qualities and growing conditionsPRIORITY Agricultural productivity rating systems such as ALISH Traditional native Hawaiian agricultural uses or unique crops and uses Sufficient quantities of waterPRIORITY Consistent with county general, development, and community plans Contributes to a critical land mass With or near support infrastructure conducive to AG productivity Agricultural easements (added by the TAC) Land with at least 1 of the 3 priority criteria are being recommended for IAL. GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 17
  18. 18. ON-LINE IAL MAP VIEWER MapOahuAgLand.com GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 18
  19. 19. PROPOSED IAL IN MOKULEIA MapOahuAgLand.com City Proposed IAL Existing IAL GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 19
  20. 20. USE THE LAYER LIST TO SEE HOW DIFFERENT CRITERIA ARE MAPPED Sufficient Water Suitable Soil Qualities and Growing Conditions MapOahuAgLand.com GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 20
  21. 21. DRAFT IAL MAP IS A WORK-IN-PROGRESS Community and landowner input is critical to ensure a quality mapping product. • Use the online map viewer  to  review the Draft IAL Map • Submit written comments by  March 31, 2017 to:  • MapOahuAgLand@hhf.com • HHF Planners                                     733 Bishop Street, Suite 2590  Honolulu, HI 96813 • Call Tim Hata of DPP at 808‐ 768‐8043 with questions 1 2 3 GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 21
  22. 22. PROJECT SCHEDULE AND NEXT STEPS GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 22
  23. 23. IDENTIFY HIGH-QUALITY FARMLAND A step to agricultural economic viability GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  JANUARY 2017 | Page 23
  24. 24. • DPP requests written  comments to formally  record your position.  • Verbal comments are  welcomed, but will not  be treated as your  formal position. GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS JANUARY 2017 | Page 24
  25. 25. MAPPING O‘AHU’S IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS Department of Planning & Permitting Which lands should make up O‘ahu’s inventory of future agricultural land? COMMUNITY MEETING 2 January 10, 2017
  26. 26. CRITERIA MAPPING REFERENCES (1 OF 2) GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  27. 27. CRITERIA MAPPING REFERENCES (2 OF 2) GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS

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