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Joanne Hiramatsu

Director of Planning/Senior Associate/Senior Project Manager/Planner

B.A., Environmental Planning, University of Hawaii at Manoa


American Public Works Association, Hawaii Chapter, Past President
Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies Liason

Ms. Hiramatsu helps to direct the firm's efforts in the preparation of planning and environmental studies.  With over 30 years of local experience, she has extensive knowledge of developments permits and their associated processing. Her experience includes Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements, as well as processing Conservation District Use Applications, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 Clean Water Act Permits, State Department of Health Water Quality Certifications and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits, County Special Management Area and Shoreline Setback Variances, and other permits as may be required for development projects.  She also has experience in physical planning, including development of community-based, sustainable projects. Ms. Hiramatsu previously served as a Manager of the Environmental Engineering and Planning Department at Oceanit.


Key Projects: 
  • Manoa Watershed Study, Oahu
  • Kawainui Marsh Wetland Restoration, Oahu
  • Feasibility Study for a Biofuels Plant in the State of Hawaii, Logos Technology, Oahu
  • City and County of Honolulu NPDES MS4 Permit Program Manager
  • AT&T Communications, Oahu Lightguide Relocation, Oahu
  • Gemini 8-Meter Telescope CDUA, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Island of Hawaii
  • North Maui Master Plan, A&B Properties, Inc., Maui
  • AT&T Fiber Optic Cable, Makaha to Keawaula, Oahu
  • Moiliili Redevelopment Plan, Kamehameha Schools, Oahu
  • Haleiwa Commercial Lands Master Plan, Kamehameha Schools, Oahu
  • Kukuiula Planned Community Master Plan, State Land Use Petition, County Zoning Application, SMA Permit, Kukuiula Development Company, Inc, Kauai
  • Haliimaile State Land Use Petition and County of Maui Zoning, A&B Properties Maui
  • Fort Shafter 2010 Master Plan, Oahu
  • Fort Wainwright 2010 Master Plan, Alaska
  • Fort Richardson 2010 Master Plan, Alaska
  • Pohakuloa Training Area Master Plan, Island of Hawaii
  • Okinawa (10th ASG) 21st Century Master Plan, Japan
  • Kalawahine Housing Feasibility Study and RFP, Oahu
  • Lands of Lanai Master Plan and EA, Lanai
  • Waiehu Kou Phase IIA and IIIB EA, Maui
  • Villages of Kapolei Revised Master Plan and Request for Proposals, Oahu
  • Northwest Hawaii Open Space and Community Development Plan, Island of Hawaii
  • Keahole to Kailua Revised Roadway Plan Implementation Strategy, Island of Hawaii
  • Waianae Sustainable Communities Plan Update, Oahu
  • Kalihi-Palama Action Plan, Oahu