PLANNING AND PERMITTING

WCP provides professional planning services for a variety of clientele including architecture, engineering, and other planning firms; land developers; private industry clients; and government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. WCP's planning services are wide-ranging and include site assessment and selection studies, conceptual and master plans, feasibility studies, space analyses, land use and environmental permitting, environmental impact review, and more.  
 
WCP has extensive experience in preparing both NEPA- and HEPA-compliant environmental assessments and environmental impact statements. WCP began providing EA/EIS services for projects in Hawaii beginning in 1979 under the newly adopted HRS Chapter 343 and its implementing regulations in Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 11, Chapter 200. In the Pacific region, we have completed NEPA-compliant EAs/EISs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Naval Facilities Engineering Command addressing actions in Hawaii and U.S. territories and protectorates many of which have addressed diverse, complex, and oftentimes challenging actions such as the Palau Compact Road EIS (1999), two EAs for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-sponsored Post 2004 Tsunami Banda Aceh to Meulaboh Road Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (2007), and the Apra Harbor Improvements EIS (2009).
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CENTER - WEST HAWAII (UHCWH) LONG-RANGE DEVELOPMENT PLAN (LRDP) UPDATE AND SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
 

Due to a change in project site, as well as the long-term vision of the UHCWH, including expanded educational offerings and integration with the adjacent Palamanui master-planned community, WCP was tasked with preparing an update to the existing 2001 LRDP.  In conjunction with the updated LRDP, WCP also completed a Supplemental EIS, and conducted a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) for the new project site. Due to the known presence of Native Hawaiian burials in lava tubes located at the site, the project also included preparation of a Burial Treatment Plan that was approved by the Hawaii Island Burial Council and the State Historic Preservation Division.  WCP has been involved in the planning of the new UHCWH for many years beginning with a site selection/site assessment study in 1991. WCP then completed the 1998 LRDP and the 2000 EIS for the UHCWH project.  UHCWH is now called Hawaii Community College Palamanui and opened in Fall 2015.

SITE EVALUATION AND LOWER SCHOOL SPACE STUDY FOR SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL
 

WCP was tasked with identifying the space requirements and guidelines for implementing a lower school program at Saint Louis School. WCP also identified potential sites within the Saint Louis School campus and evaluated its suitability as the location for the proposed lower school. Potential sites were evaluated against a set of general requirements such as size, safety and security, access, infrastructure, current use, and surrounding uses. Site-specific layout options were developed to illustrate the amount of land required to accommodate the lower school facilities. Study outcomes assisted the Saint Louis School administration and board of trustees in determining whether the school had sufficient land and facilities to adequately develop a complete lower school, and enabled them to establish an academic policy on grade level offerings.

KOOLAU GREENBELT & HERITAGE TRAILS SYSTEM
 

The Koolau Greenbelt & Heritage Trails System was one of the City and County of Honolulu's Vision Team projects, a program developed to involve the public directly in the planning of their respective communities. WCP worked closely with a Vision Champion from the windward Oahu community. As part of the planning process, WCP consulted with community members, neighborhood boards, and various city and state agencies to define project requirements. WCP also conducted background research on site constraints, access routes, existing facilities, natural features, land ownership, and permitting requirements. The trails system was envisioned as a series of multi-use pathways and trails for hiking, biking, riding, hunting, and other recreational activities along the base of Oahu’s windward cliffs. Trail sites were chosen by the community, based on cultural, historical and natural significance. WCP prepared a conceptual planning document to summarize these initial planning efforts.

SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREA (SMA) ASSESSMENTS FOR KAHULUI TRUCKING AND STORAGE
 

WCP was tasked with preparing several SMA assessments for Kahului Trucking and Storage (KT&S) to address proposed improvements at its Kahului facility which is within the Maui County’s coastal SMA. Proposed improvements included repair of an aboveground storage tank used for molasses produced by Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company’s Puunene factory, additional on-site molasses storage, and repair and maintenance of the KT&S roundhouse machine shop building.  The SMA assessments were prepared in accordance with the objectives and policies of HRS Chapter 205A (Coastal Zone Managment) and Maui County's Special Management Area rules.

CONSERVATION DISTRICT USE PERMIT AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE GEARY PROPERTY

 

The Geary property was once occupied by a single-family residence destroyed by fire. Vestiges of the previous residential occupation include a long unpaved driveway and approximately 3.5 acres of previously cleared land. Except for the cleared areas, the parcel is mostly covered by lowland forests of introduced tree species. The current owner wanted to plant a variety of native grasses, fruits, vegetables, flowers, shrubs, and trees, and to care for a small number of domestic animals on the property.  WCP prepared a site master plan and evaluated site alternatives for terracing to create additional planting space on the steeply-sloped property, and to determine appropriate-sized pasture, shelter, and support for a small number of proposed domestic animals. WCP prepared the EA and Conservation District Use application for the property, both of which were approved.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT AT FORT SHAFTER FLATS

 

In 2010, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the results of a study modeling existing flood conditions along Moanalua and Kahauiki Streams located near Fort Shafter Flats. The study used current topographic and bridge-modeling software to update floodplain information from the 1970s and 1980s that was generated using older software. The updated models documented the need for new flood mitigation measures that will include constructing a levee along the east bank of Kahauiki Stream and new stormwater detention facilities. Bridges must also be modified, underground storm drainage lines relocated, and a new drainage pump station and a generator building will be built.  WCP prepared an EA to ensure that comprehensive and systematic consideration was given to the potential environmental impacts of the proposed floodplain management measures.

OAHU COMMERCIAL HARBORS 2020 MASTER PLAN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

 

WCP prepared an EIS for implementation of the DOT Harbors Division’s 2020 Master Plan that addressed development of Oahu’s commercial harbors.  The Master Plan included long-range plans for Honolulu, Kewalo Basin, and Barber’s Point to be capable of meeting the needs of the State’s growing economy through the year 2020; ensured optimal utilization of land and water resources to support marine cargo, passenger transport, and fishing operations; and that harbor facilities would be developed in a safe, secure and efficient manner.  The EIS assessed project improvements contained in the Master Plan including construction of passenger vessel terminals; new paved roadways; parking; demolition of some existing facilities; an extension of Punchbowl Street; and installation and/or upgrading of lighting, curbing, drainage, sewers, signage, landscaping, water supply, and signalized intersections. 

Environmental Impact Statements

  • Waikiki War Memorial Complex Project

  • University of Hawaii Center – West Hawaii Long-Range Development Plan Update (Supplemental EIS)

  • Kauai Commercial Harbors 2025 Master Plan

  • Oahu Commercial Harbors 2020 Master Plan –Immediate Phase

  • Central Oahu Facilities Plan

  • University of Hawaii Center – West Hawaii Long-Range Development Plan

  • Proposed Harbor Wharf Project, Apra Harbor, Territory of Guam

  • Army Transformation of the 25th Infantry Division (Light) to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), Islands of Oahu and Hawaii (Phase I EIS)

  • Military Training Activities at the Makua Military Reservation (Phase I EIS)

  • Operation and Maintenance of the Multipurpose Range Complex, Pohakuloa Training Area

  • Palau Compact Road Project, Babeldaob Island, Republic of Palau

 

Environmental Assessments

  • Honolulu International Airport 2012 Master Plan Update EA and Categorical Exclusions

  • Pali Golf Course Maintenance Facility

  • Oceanic Institute Central Services Building

  • Uebel Seawall and Revetment

  • Dailey Seawall

  • Kekaha Landfill Phase II, Second Vertical Expansion

  • Oahu Arts Center

  • University of Hawaii Center at West Hawaii, Main Street Collector Road

  • Ala Wai Canal Watershed Project, Manoa Valley District Park Streambank Improvements

  • Kahn Seawall

  • Ochi Seawall

  • Manoa Stream Improvements

  • Nanaikapono Upgrade Design

  • No.1 Capitol Building Acquisition

  • Waihee Elementary School Play Field Site

  • Kahiloa, An Affordable Seniors Rental Housing Project

  • Stryker Brigade Combat Team Facilities, Schofield Barracks

  • Proposed Technology Demonstration of the Remotely Operated Underwater Munitions Recovery System (ROUMRS) and Energetic Hazard Demilitarization Systems (EHDS) at Site HI-06, Ordnance Reef

  • Proposed Construction of Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) Facilities Project at Schofield Barracks

  • Proposed Breach of Ku Tree Dam, East Range, Schofield Barracks

  • Landfill at Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

  • Proposed Waiakea Stream Flood Control Project

  • Fort Shafter Flood Control Project, Fort Shafter Flats

  • Proposed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Program Facility, Tripler Army Medical Center

  • Demolition and Removal of Buildings 408 and 487, Naval Station Pearl Harbor; Buildings 40 and 43, Naval Magazine Pearl Harbor, Lualualei Branch; and Building A3, NAVFAC Hawaii Compound, Pearl Harbor

  • Marine Corps Base Hawaii MILCON Projects P-749 & P-750 Bachelor Enlisted Quarters

  • Marine Corps Base Hawaii MILCON Projects P-749 & P-750 Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (Supplemental EA)

  • U.S. Marine Corps 202K Program (Grow the Force), Marine Corps Base Hawaii

  • Proposed Road Construction Sponsored by USAID, Island of Sumatra, Indonesia

  • Proposed Construction of the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) Facility, Hickam Air Force Base

  • Construction of a Command and Control Center for U.S. Army Pacific, Fort Shafter

  • Improvements to Drum Road, Helemano Military Reservation to Kahuku Training Area

  • Construction of Installation Information Infrastructure Architecture (I3A)

  • Proposed Marine Corps Jungle Warfare Training

  • Endangered Species Habitat Improvement and Mangrove Removal at Marine Corps Base

  • FY03 MCA PN 52201, Logistical Support Vessel Facility , Pearl Harbor

 

Land Use and Facility Planning

  • Feasibility Study of Marine Corps Base Hawaii MILCON Projects P-749 & P-750 Bachelor Enlisted Quarters

  • Site Survey Report for the Kuntz Ballfield Area, Hickam Air Force Base

  • Air Installation Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) Study and Naval Aviation Simulation Model (NASMOD) Update for U.S. Marine Corps

  • Noise Study and Naval Aviation Simulation Model (NASMOD) for the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Iwakuni, Japan

  • Infrastructure Study, Weno Island, Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia

  • Spatial Programming, Preliminary Engineering and Preliminary Cost Estimating for Holmes Hall Facility Renovations, University of Hawaii

  • Preliminary Reconnaissance and Data Collection, Comprehensive Infrastructure Plan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

  • Site Survey and Programming Documents (DD 1391) for FY07 MCN, Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), Hickam Air Force Base

  • Outdoor Recreational Management Plan for Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay

  • University of Hawaii Center – West Hawaii Long-Range Development Plan Update

  • Waikiki War Memorial and Natatorium Alternative Uses Study

  • Heeia Kea Valley Nature Preserve Master Plan

  • Haiku Valley Cultural and Nature Preserve Master Plan

  • Oahu Arts Center/Mililani Multi-Use Building Feasibility and Planning Study

  • Koolau Greenbelt & Heritage Trails System: Phase IA

  • Feasibility Study for Alternative Access to Haiku Stairs

  • Saint Louis School Spatial Requirements and Site Evaluation Study for Lower School (Grades 1-6)

  • Saint Louis School Space Utilization and Classroom Study

  • University of Hawaii Center at West Hawaii (UHCWH) Long-Range Development Plan

  • Statewide Telecommunications Plan

  • University of Hawaii, West Oahu Campus Site Evaluation Study

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo, West Hawaii Campus Site Assessment

  • University of Hawaii Molokai Education Center Site Evaluation Study

 

Environmental Plans and Studies

  • Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (ICRMP) for Marine Corps Base Hawaii

  • Historic Facility Inventory Survey of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay

  • Ecosystem Restoration Study and Integrated Environmental Assessment for Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Restoration of Sag Harbor Culverts, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

  • Implementation Plan for Makua Military Reservation

  • Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan for 17th Area Support Group Installation, Japan

 

Permitting

  • SMA Assessment for On-site Additional Molasses Storage

  • SMA Assessment for Machine Shop Repairs and Maintenance

  • SMA Assessment for Repair of Molasses Storage Tank

  • Conservation District Use Permit for the Geary Property

  • Conditional Use Permit and Zoning Variance for Saint Francis School

  • Conditional use Permit for Fukumoto Adult Day Care

  • After-the-Fact Conservation District Use Permit for the Smith Property

  • PRU Application Support for Saint Louis School and the Marianist Center of Hawaii

  • Zoning Variance and Minor Modification to the Conditional Use Permit for the Ching Technology & Learning Center, Saint Louis School

  • Ochi Shoreline Setback Variance

  • Uebel Shoreline Setback Variance

  • Section 10/404 DA Permit and 401 WQC for Seawall Repair, Pililaau Recreation Center

  • Section 10/404 DA Permit and 401 WQC for Dolphin and Ramp Repair, Kawaihae Harbor

 

 

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