We are a local planning firm here on Oahu, Hawaii founded in 1990 by John P. Whalen, former Director of the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Land Utilization (currently the Department of Planning and Permitting). Originally named Lacayo Planning, Inc., the firm operated through 1994 as part of the Lacayo Group – a multi-disciplinary architecture/planning/ design corporation. Renamed PlanPacific Inc., the firm became independent in 1995.  In 2010, Lisa Leonillo Imata replaced John Whalen as President.

PlanPacific is very well experienced in Hawaii’s regulatory system and specializes in assignments that require a sophisticated understanding of the public interest.

PlanPacific intends to remain a small company so that (1) every project receives the personal attention of the company’s principals; and (2) PlanPacific can team with the professional experts required to meet the specific needs of each engagement.