Our planners have wide-ranging experience and knowledge spanning local and national statutes, rules, regulations and policies for land use and Environmental Assessments (EA) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). We seek out and develop innovative techniques to involve the community in addressing critical concerns especially on highly controversial projects.

We provide planning services for processing the full spectrum of environmental and land use permits and entitlements regulating development in Hawaii. Our planners are knowledgeable and experienced in navigating Federal, State and local regulations, offering our clients the most expeditious route to realizing their development goals.

Our Planning Department serves both public and private sector clients in projects such as recreational facilities and parks; public facilities; infrastructure; mixed-use developments; residential developments; industrial facilities; transportation-related facilities; resource management; resorts; educational facilities; medical facilities; and, communication facilities. Because of our in-house multi-disciplinary capabilities, our Planning Department works closely with other disciplines in producing comprehensive planning solutions.

Master Planning
Community Development Plans / Regional Plans
Recreational Master Plans
Resource Management Master Plans
Infrastructure Master Plans
Transportation Master Plans

Land Use Planning and Environmental Compliance/Entitlements
Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Chapter 343 Environmental Impact Statement
Federal documentation to meet National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements
Other State and Federal requirements such as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and HRS, Chapter 6E; Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and HRS, Chapter 195D; Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act; Section 6(f) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act, etc.
U.S. Department of the Army Permits
Water Quality Certifications
Coastal Zone Management Consistency Approvals
State Land Use Boundary Amendments
State Conservation District Use Permits
Special Management Area Permits
County Zoning, Zoning Permits and Approvals
Waikiki Special Design

Community Outreach Programs