Land Use Permitting & Entitlements

Land development in Hawai‘i is complex, involving physical design elements, environmental and socioeconomic issues, many governmental regulations, as well as community participation. G70’s staff has extensive experience at all levels of governmental processing; we are able to guide and coordinate all elements expeditiously, and are considered to be a leading firm in Hawai‘i land use permitting, with experience on all islands, working for both public and private sector clients with all types of land use permitting.



Our Planning Team is experienced in the preparation and processing of applications for land use approvals. We have several senior planners that are former City/ County Planning Department officials, and apply their depth of knowledge and understanding to the complex process of gaining regulatory approvals in Hawai‘i. Our permitting services include:

• State Land Use Boundary Amendments

• County Development Plan and Community Plan Amendments

• Change of Zone

• Conservation District Use Permits (CDUP)

• Special Management Area Permits (SMA)

• HCDA Permits

• Variances and Other County-Level Permits



Sample land use permitting projects include:

• Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Hawai‘i Kai, O‘ahu

• Hiluhilu/UH West Hawai‘i, Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i

• Kamehameha Schools Hale‘iwa Store Lots, Hale‘iwa, O‘ahu

• Hilton Hawaiian Village, WaikĪkĪ, O‘ahu

• Kapolei Harborside Center, Kapolei, O‘ahu

• Kīhei High School, Kīhei, Maui

• Kualoa Ranch and Activty Club, Kualoa, O‘ahu

• Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel, Wailea, Maui

• Le Jardin Academy, Kailua, O‘ahu

• UH Long Range Development Plan, Honolulu, O‘ahu

• Maluhia at Wailea, Maui

• Princeville Resort Expansion Entitlements

• Kuilima Resort Expansion Master Plan

• Contemporary Museum, Makiki, Honolulu, O‘ahu

• Pu‘u Kukui Elementary School, Wailuku, Maui

• Ho‘opili Master Plan/Zone Change/Urban Design Plan, ‘Ewa Beach, O‘ahu

• Ho‘opili Baptist Academy Master Plan and CUP, Honolulu, O‘ahu

• Westin Maui Hotel & Spa, Ka‘anapali, Maui