Coastal Shoreline & Environmental Consulting Services

Contact us at 117 Loi Pohaku Place, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793

Telephone: (808) 344-1595

[email protected]

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– solving coastal property development and use challenges.

Coastal Planners, LLC provides professional services in Hawaii, Asia and the Pacific. We help oceanfront property owners deal with erosion crisis and plan for the future in innovative novel ways.  Our firm has helped over 100 clients over the past decade with their permitting, planning and shore front needs.  We have helped naturalize and restore ten beaches, removed inappropriate shoreline armoring or structures in harm’s way at half-a-dozen locations, and obtained approval for repairs at a dozen others.  We have helped our clients adapt and realign to coastal hazards so they can enjoy the natural interest from the coastline without incurring expensive repetitive maintenance costs and the loss of the natural asset that made the location valuable.  

We offer excellence particularly in the following areas:


  • Land Use Entitlements
  • Erosion Response & Seawall Repair
  • Sea Level Rise Mitigation
  • Master Planning
  • Park Planning
  • Resort Development
  • Disaster Preparation & Prevention
  • Community-Based Protected Areas


  • Special Management Area permits
  • Shoreline Setback Determination & Approval permits
  • Flood Development permits
  • Conservation District Use permits & Site Plan Approvals
  • Environmental Assessments & Environmental Impact Statements
  • Building permits
  • Grading permits

Policy Reform & Streamlined Governance

  • HRS 205A – Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Act
  • Hawaii’s Ocean Resource Management Plan, 2006
  • Maui Island Plan
  • 12-202 Maui Planning Commission Special Management Area Rules
  • 12-203 Shoreline Rules for the Maui Planning Commission
  • 8-27 Kauai Shoreline Ordinance
  • Beach Management Plan for the Island of Maui, 2008
  • Post-Disaster Reconstruction Guidelines & Protocols
  • Regional Shoreline Management
  • Shoreline Erosion Management Plans

Infrastructure Improvements

  • Stormwater
  • Wetlands
  • Wastewater
  • Harbors
  • Resorts
  • Parks

Renewable Energy

  • Hydropower
  • Photovoltaic (PV) & Concentrated PV
  • Seawater Air Conditioning

Coastal ~ Watershed ~ Environmental

Planning & Management

Constructed Wetlands & Sustainable Development

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