Kahalu‘u Ma Kai Educational Complex

October 18, 2016

HHF was selected by Kamehameha Schools (KS) to prepare an Environmental Assessment under Chapter 343, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, and process a County of Hawai‘i Special Management Area Use Permit (SMA Permit) for the redevelopment of its 22-acre oceanfront property at Kahalu‘u Ahupua‘a on the Island of Hawai‘i. The project will transform the former resort developed […]

O‘ahu Important Agricultural Lands

October 14, 2016

The identification and designation of Important Agricultural Lands (IAL) was first proposed during the 1978 Constitutional Convention. The proposed constitutional amendment was subsequently approved by voters in the same year and enacted as Article XI, Section, 3, of the Constitution of the State of Hawai‘i. As a result, the State has a legal responsibility to […]

Wave Energy Test Site Environmental Assessment

August 19, 2014

Hawai‘i has significant potential to generate electrical power from wave energy and HHF Planners (HHF) is assisting in bringing in a tide of renewable energy options for government and industry. HHF recently prepared a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Assessment (EA) for the U.S. Navy to establish a deep-water site to test various wave […]

Kawainui-Hāmākua Marsh Complex Master Plan

June 18, 2014

A Plan for Restoration and Sustainment The State of Hawai‘i, Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is updating the master plan for the Kawainui-Hāmākua Marsh Complex. The approximately 1,006-acre project area also includes Pu‘uoehu Ridge, acquired by the State. This marsh complex is the largest wetland in the […]

Makiki Baseyard Master Plan

December 17, 2013

HHF Planners (HHF) completed a Master Plan for development of a Baseyard site in upper Makiki Valley to meet the current and projected needs of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). This was accomplished in a manner sensitive to the site, budget, and mission of the agency. The plan includes a Resilience Assessment that […]

Koa Ridge Makai-Waiawa

November 29, 2013

HHF led a multi-disciplinary team in evaluating the potential impacts of Castle & Cooke Homes Hawai‘i’s new, 760-acre master planned community in Central O‘ahu, which will consist of 5,000 homes, a major medical center, Village Center, commercial, light industrial, and community support amenities. HHF prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) complying with Hawai‘i’s environmental law […]

Puakō Marine Education Center

November 27, 2013

HHF assisted the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo with conceptual site planning, landscape design, and the acquisition of various State and County land use permit approvals required for the proposed marine education and research center at Puakō. Development of the proposed project on a 5-acre undeveloped site adjacent to Puakō Boat Ramp provides a permanent […]

Kilo Wharf Expansion

November 26, 2013

HHF Planners (HHF) prepared a NEPA EIS for the expansion of the existing ammunition wharf (Kilo Wharf) at Apra Harbor Naval Complex, Guam. The original wharf was inadequate to accommodate modern multi-purpose ships that replaced earlier ammunition ships that are permanently forward-deployed to Guam as well as transient ships that use the wharf. Due to its […]

Kewalo Basin Improvements

November 21, 2013

Working as a consultant to harbor engineers Moffatt & Nichol (M&N), HHF Planners (HHF) was responsible for preparing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and managing applications for a Special Management Area (SMA) Use Permit and a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) for a range of improvements to the 22-acre Kewalo Basin. Now owned by the […]

Doris Duke Foundation

November 21, 2013

The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA) was established in the late 1990’s subsequent to the passing of Doris Duke. The DDFIA assumed ownership of Ms. Duke’s 5-acre estate, Shangri La. In her will Ms. Duke set aside Shangri La to serve as a center to appreciate Islamic Art and culture, consistent with the […]