Waipi‘o & Waiawa, O‘ahu
Castle & Cooke Homes Hawai‘i
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 (HRS Chapter 343) to support a State Land Use District Boundary amendment and a City and County Zone Change request.
The EIS addressed a wide range of issues–from agriculture to traffic, fiscal impacts to view planes, and sustainability to archaeology. This high-profile project prompted close scrutiny of the EIS by government agencies, environmental groups and community organizations. HHF’s thorough analysis of potential effects and careful consideration of reviewer comments led to the acceptance of the Final EIS by the State Land Use Commission in June 2009. The project subsequently received zone change approval in 2013.