• Wave Energy Test Site Environmental Assessment

    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 […]

    Large Landowners

    Types of Services: IAL Maps for Land Use Commission Petition GIS Development for North Shore Lands Agricultural Field and Infrastructure Mapping Agri Development Plan Maps Agricultural Field Mapping Land Cover Classification Agricultural Field Mapping Lease Exhibit Maps Infrastructure Maps Others: Subdivision maps Natural and cultural resource mapping Historic map composites Historic Shoreline Mapping

    Makiki Baseyard Master Plan

    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 […]

    Fort Shafter Childcare Development Center

    HHF Planners (HHF) prepared the schematic landscape plan and construction drawings for the Childcare Development Center at Fort Shafter Military Reservation. The Center will be constructed on a 3.5 acre site on the Fort Shafter post. The project included designing a new safe, secure, and age appropriate playground, sports field, hard-court, and surrounding landscape areas. Maintaining […]

    Critical Infrastructure Tsunami Mitigation

    HHF Planners (HHF) is currently supporting efforts to assess power generating station flooding and tsunami risk vulnerability.  Through tsunami modeling and engineering analysis, a team of subject matter experts is quantifying potential 100-year tsunami impacts and developing structural mitigation alternatives to protect the facilities of a coastally located power plant.  HHF’s extensive land use policy […]

    Insular ABCs Facility Assessments

    HHF conducted facility condition assessments for all public schools in the four US insular areas (Guam, CNMI, American Samoa and US Virgin Islands) in support of DOI/OIA’s strategic plan goal to improve quality of life in the insular areas. This was the second phase of the Insular ABCs (All Buildings and Classrooms) initiative involving deployment […]

    American Samoa Tsunami Study

    The American Samoa Tsunami Study, undertaken to help strengthen American Samoa’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from coastal flooding and tsunami hazards, received the 2012 APA Hawai‘i Disaster Mitigation and Hazard Planning award and a Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana Partnership Award. The study assessed American Samoa’s overall natural hazard resilience with regard […]

    Navy Emergency Command and Control Center

    Work conducted for the Navy Emergency Command and Control Center (ECC) redevelopment feasibility study contributes to HHF’s broad experience in planning command and control facilities and emergency management centers, crucial for disaster management. The ECC leads emergency response efforts when Navy resources are deployed for hurricane, earthquake, or tsunami related disasters throughout the Pacific.  HHF […]

    Koa Ridge Makai-Waiawa

    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 […]

    UH Maui College Science Building

    This new science building at University of Hawai‘i Maui is a LEED Silver building intended to combine state-of-the-art instructional facilities with sustainable design practices. This facility continues implementation of the college’s Long-Range Development Plan, prepared by HHF in 2007. Because the project involves the use of State lands and funds, and because it is in […]

    Urban Center Development Plan

    HHF led a team to prepare the comprehensive update of the City’s Primary Urban Center Development Plan. The planning process included extensive community workshops, charrettes and Neighborhood Board presentations. The plan, now in its public draft review stage, addresses the needs of what is defined as Honolulu’s “stable neighborhoods,” neighborhoods not expected to change much […]

    Puakō Marine Education Center

    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 […]

    Kamehameha Schools Maui Facilities Assessment

    The Kamehameha Schools Maui Facilities Assessment focuses on assessing the current condition of the campus’ physical assets, the functionality of its instructional and administrative spaces, and the state of campus sustainability initiatives. The Facilities Assessment will be utilized as a facility-planning tool to define parameters and assist in the future planning for the Maui Campus. […]

    Mehana at Kapolei Master Plan

    HHF prepared the conceptual master plan and design guidelines for the 135-acre Mehana at Kapolei mixed-use residential community, planned as an extension of the City of Kapolei. Mehana incorporates the best of the new urbanist principles (connected street system, mixed densities and uses, and focus on pedestrian amenities) and will become a key link between […]

    Honolulu Bicycle Plan

    HHF led a multi-disciplinary team in the preparation of a bicycle master plan for urban Honolulu. The planning process included extensive community outreach in the form of regional public workshops, small group meetings, neighborhood board presentations, public charrettes, maintenance of a project website, and establishing and reporting to a project advisory committee comprised of representative […]

    Kapalua Coastal Trail Plan

    HHF is part of the award-winning team that received the 2007 APA Hawai‘i Chapter’s Environmental/Preservation Award for the Kapalua Coastal Trail. The trail is Maui Land & Pineapple Company’s vision for a major low-impact pedestrian route through some of West Maui’s most beautiful natural scenery. Stretching 3.5 miles along breathtaking coastline, the trail will link […]

    Makiki Valley Trail

    The Makiki Forest Recreation Area includes popular hiking trails through lush forests just a few minutes drive away from the dense urban area of central Honolulu Hawai‘i. The intention of the master plan was to improve the general entry of the Makiki Valley State Recreation Area, enhance the pedestrian connection from the parking lot to […]

    New Sasebo Elementary School

    Working with Design Partners Incorporated (DPI), Helber Hastert & Fee (HHF) prepared a Landscape Schematic Plan and Construction Drawing Package for a new Sasebo Elementary School educational facility, for the Pacific District of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). The new Sasebo Elementary School will be constructed on a 1.24 hectares (3.1 acres) site […]

    Ka‘ena Point Improvements Plan

    The Ka‘ena Point Natural Area Reserve is located on the westernmost point of O‘ahu. The reserve protects sand dune and boulder slope ecosystems that harbor many native Hawaiian plant species and provides refuge for seabirds, included the wedge-tail shearwater, red-footed boobie, and the Laysan albatross. It is also a potential nesting site for the endangered […]

    The Great Seal of Guam Park

    HHF created a plan for the Great Seal of Guam Park planned for the Paseo de Susana on the Hagåtña Waterfront, on the west bank of the Hagåtña River, adjacent to Marine Corps Drive. In addition to presenting the recommended plan, the report includes important contextual information including background on the Seal, the park setting […]

    Pahole Rare Plant Facility

    The Pahole Rare Plant Facility is operated under the control of the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and is an important facility for the propagation of rare and endangered native Hawaiian plants for restoration efforts. The acre property is on the site of a deactivated NIKE missile system […]

    ICRMP Update

    The CNRH O‘ahu ICRMP, an update to the APA-award-winning Pearl Harbor Naval Complex ICRMP, expands the realm to include the four outlying CNRH installations on O‘ahu: NCTAMS PAC Wahiawā, Radio Transmitter Facility Lualualei, Naval Magazine Lualualei, and Navy-retained lands at Kalaeloa. The O‘ahu ICRMP analyzes and documents the historic and cultural resources on the Navy’s […]

    Ford Island Interpretive Trail

    Because of HHF Planners’ extensive involvement with historic properties and planning at Pearl Harbor and Ford Island, the firm was selected to develop a plan for the Ford Island Interpretive Trail. The resulting plan is based on a literature review, site visits, consultations with Navy personnel, coordination with Ford Island development and Navy operations, and […]

    Pearl Harbor Memorial Plan

    HHF Planners prepared both the April 2005 and April 2009 Second Edition of the Design Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria for Memorials. These guidelines and criteria provide CNRH with tools for selecting memorials that will enhance historic properties and the environment and that will be maintained in good condition over time. The Second Edition incorporates the […]

    Building 1102 CLR

    Building 1102 at Hickam Field is a contributing structure to the Hickam Field National Historic Landmark and the Hickam Historic District. Now serving as the Headquarters for the Pacific Division of the Air Force, Building 1102 was originally built as a 456,203-square foot enlisted men’s barracks in 1939-1940. Building 1102 bore the brunt of the […]

    Midway Atoll Closure

    Over the course of two years, HHF Planners (HHF) prepared several planning documents to support the U.S. Navy in its efforts to close the U.S. Naval Air Facility (NAF) Midway and transfer its control to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Among these studies were the following: Wildlife Hazards Assessment Cultural Resources Management Plan Bulky Waste […]

    Kahuku NIKE Missile Site

    HHF led a multi-disciplinary team in this effort to preserve and document the historic buildings, structures and landscape setting associated with the National Register-eligible Kahuku NIKE Missile Site on the north shore of O‘ahu. In support of Section 106 consultation measures, HHF conducted necessary research and prepared a HAER Addendum that documents the physical condition […]

    Navy Installations CLR

    Helber Hastert & Fee (HHF), as part of the TEC Joint Venture Team, prepared  Cultural Landscape Reports (CLR) for six (6) Navy installations in Hawai‘i. Prepared as three stand-alone documents (Pearl Harbor Naval Complex CLR, O‘ahu Outlying Areas CLR, and Pacific Missile Range Facility Kaua‘i CLR), the reports provide a comprehensive analysis and understanding of […]

    Fort Kamehameha CLR+HALS

    HHF’s historic preservation team culled libraries and collections, searched photographic and map archives, and thoroughly inventoried the Fort Kamehameha Historic District to uncover detailed information about the history and context of the early twentieth-century Army fort. The culmination of their research and analysis was the preparation of the Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) and the Historic […]

    Fort Kamehameha Interpretive Trail

    Fort Kamehameha’s rich history will come alive with the implementation of HHF’s trail plan.  Users will walk down the very sidewalks used by Army personnel and families as early as 1913 and learn about the nationwide system of coastal defense fortifications and the day-to-day life of their residents. Through site visits to the Fort Kamehameha […]

    Kilo Wharf Expansion

    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 […]

    Davies Pacific Building

    To create the award-winning new entry plaza for Davies Pacific Center, HHF Planners (HHF) drew inspiration from existing features at the prominent downtown location. The landmark “volcano” fountain on the corner of Bishop and Merchant Streets, formerly a lonely focal element in a “desert” of brick pavers, is now the centerpiece of a tropical oasis. […]

    Pearl Harbor ICRMP

    HHF led a multidisciplinary team of consultants to prepare the award-winning Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (ICRMP), as a tool to preserve and manage the historic assets at Pearl Harbor Naval Complex and to ensure integration of cultural resources into Navy planning and decision-making processes. Navy Region Hawaii is the steward of the waters of […]

    USARPAC Fort Shafter

    HHF led an interdisciplinary team to prepare the conceptual site plan for this new 350,000 SF Command and Control Facility (C2F) for the U.S. Army. The study establishes the footprints and basic organization of the project, coordinating a complex set of program requirements into a phased building program. The planning effort incorporated current best practices […]

    Camp Foster Housing ADP

    The diverse planning and design strengths of HHF’s staff were fully integrated for the Camp Foster Family Housing Area Development Plan (ADP). The team assessed the optimal development strategy for expanded housing requirements at Camp Foster, the Marine Corp headquarters and center for community support on Okinawa. In addition to planning for 900 new housing […]

    MARFORPAC Camp Smith

    HHF Planners led a multidisciplinary team to identify feasible options for upgrading the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) headquarters complex at Camp H.M. Smith. Considerations included impacts to historically significant World War II and Cold War buildings; efficiency and security of operational activities within former hospital facilities; mission-critical functions requiring turnkey replacement facilities; and […]

    Kewalo Basin Improvements

    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 […]

    Kapolei West

    HHF created the master plan for a 548-acre residential and golf community together with the former Ko ‘Olina Phase II project area now in the State Land Use Urban District to be part of “Kapolei West.” The proposed project includes approximately 1,200 low and medium-density residential units, approximately 60 acres of golf course, and nearly […]

    Honolulu Community College LRDP

    HHF was involved in preparing the Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) and the Plan Review Use (PRU) Permit for the 90 year-old institution in Honolulu’s Urban Core to capitalize on planned investments in a new science building and planned Kapālama Transit Station. The project looked at the needs of the campus from the present to […]

    Green Physical Needs Assessment

    HHF was contracted by the State to prepare a statewide Green Physical Needs Assessment (GPNA and Energy Audit) for 70 of its Federally-assisted public housing projects throughout Hawai‘i. The GPNA is a database management tool developed by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to facilitate budget organization for HUD when preparing annual […]

    Facilities Inspection and Database Development

    Assessment of Buildings and Classrooms In 2012 and 2013, HHF conducted an assessment of the physical condition of public schools in the U.S. Insular Areas (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa and U.S. Virgin Islands). HHF created and managed the entire IT process from data collection to database development and web-enabled reporting. The nature of […]

    Facility Inventory Database Prototype

    HHF developed a prototype GIS-based, bike facility field collection tool customized to DTS’s requirements. Using commercially-available, off-the-shelf technology, including GPS-enabled smart phones or other mobile devices, DTS will be able to create an inventory of existing bikeway facilities and amenities (e.g., signs, pavement markings, bike racks, etc.) and simultaneously record their condition during field surveys. […]

    St. Augustine By-The-Sea

    HHF Planners (HHF) completed environmental documentation and land use approvals for the Roman Catholic Church in Hawai‘i to allow the St. Augustine by-the-Sea Church in Waikīkī implement master plan improvements that included a new St. Damien Museum and multi-purpose building to replace their existing parish hall. Conceptual landscape plans were also developed to support the architect’s […]

    Wake Island HALS

    HHF Planners prepared a Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) of Wake Island Airfield, designated a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1985 for its significance in the history of World War II in the Pacific. The atoll’s innumerable historic and cultural resources and current military operations are presently managed by Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. The […]

    CFAY Yokosuka

    Incorporating urban design best practices, HHF Planners developed a master plan for the “downtown” of Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan, which supports military personnel and families on and around the largest U.S. overseas naval installation. Following comprehensive data gathering and analysis, HHF formulated a range of redevelopment/reuse concepts for the 30-acre mixed-use downtown to enhance the […]

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