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Project Experience

Project: EWA GENTRY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
Location: Ewa, Oahu, Hawaii
Client: Gray, Hong, Bills & Associates, Inc.
119 Merchant Street, Suite 607, Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
Contact: David B. Bills, P.E. & Vice President
Year Completed: 1988
Project Scope:

The Ewa District was a rapidly growing region on the Island of Oahu which was under intense pressure for increased residential development by public agencies and private development organizations.  One of several significant developments proposed for the region was the Ewa Gentry project, a project of The Gentry Companies.  The proposed project involved the incremental construction of some 7,000 single and multi-family housing units, and the generation of a new resident population of 27,000 persons on a 925-acre project site.

An environmental impact statement (EIS) and a more detailed socio-economic analyses was prepared for the project.  The EIS primarily examined four regional and site development options, water resource, public transportation, public service impacts, potential consequences upon social behavior, community attitudes, direct and indirect employment and income, and the potential floor space demand for supporting commercial services.

Various analyses concerning the loss of sugar cane lands to residential development and wildlife and botanical resources of the project area were coordinated and incorporated into the project report.