Tom Schnell, AICP


Mr. Schnell has experience in both the public and private sectors with expertise in the areas of land planning and analysis, environmental planning, and governmental permit processing and entitlements.

As Senior Associate at PBR HAWAII, his responsibilities include the processing of land use related governmental permit documents such as Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Environmental Assessments (EA), State Special Permit applications, State Land Use District Boundary Amendment petitions, Zone Changes, Community Plan Amendments, Special Management Area (SMA) permit applications, and Conservation District Use Applications (CDUA).

His current projects include: 1) preparing and processing an EIS and Zone Change application for the high-profile, “Live, Work, Play Aiea” project, which will be a new mixed-use community on the former Kamehameha Drive In Theater in Aiea; and 2) facilitating community participation and preparing and processing an EIS for the Hawaii Community Development Authority’s Kaka‘ako Makai parklands in Honolulu. Some of his other major EIS projects include: Honua‘ula (Wailea 670), Kapalua Mauka, and Pulelehua.