Tom Schnell, AICP

Vice President

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 Principal 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 projects include: 1) facilitating community participation, participating in master planning, and preparing and processing an EIS for the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority’s (HCDA) Kaka‘ako Makai parks in Honolulu; 2) preparing and processing an EIS and Change of Zoning 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 3) preparing a master plan and preparing an application pursuant to HRS Section 201H-38 for Makila Kai, a workforce housing community in West Maui. Some of his other past major EIS projects include: Kapalua Mauka, and Pulelehua, both of which involved State Land Use District Boundary Amendments.

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