Welcome to the Kailua Urban Design Task Force Website.
The Kailua Urban Design Task Force was created by the Kailua Chamber of Commerce in 1994 at the suggestion of a Mayor Frank Fasi task force studying improvements for the Kailua ahupua’a (land area from the tip of the mountains down to the seaside). The first group meetings were in January 1995 at the Boetcher Estate on Kailua Bay, and the KUDTF has been busy ever since.
The main purview is the Central Business District (CBD) of Kailua Town, to help the businesses with Architectural Guidelines and improvements for all property owners as well as for the public. Suggested Urban Design Guidelines were published in 1997 and updated in 2008, and are contained in this website.
Kailua is a special place, unique in its physical as well as social setting. Although Kailua’s natural environment and surroundings differentiate itself from other parts of the island, its built environment and architectural characteristics contribute to its distinction from other neighborhoods. Building forms, colors, and general structures all contribute to producing an environment that is altogether “Kailua.” The various neighborhoods within Kailua each display different architectural styles and designs that are unique to the neighborhood.