Jeff Overton is a principal planner who oversees G70’s work on master plans, site selection studies, urban design plans, environmental impact studies and land use entitlements for private developments and government projects. Jeff specializes in gaining land use permitting approvals for a wide range of projects, many of which face challenging environmental and community issues.
With over 35 years of professional practice, Jeff has completed Environmental Impact Statements, permitting and master plans for over 200 projects, including residential communities, resort complexes, commercial/mixed-use centers, schools, agricultural developments, parks and recreational facilities, harbors and coastal structures, scientific installations, renewable energy, infrastructure and utilities (highways, wastewater, electrical transmission), biofuel refineries, and transit-oriented development.
Jeff has led some award-winning projects (American Planning Association), including the Kamakana Villages at Keahuolu, Waialua Town Master Plan, Mauna Kea Science Reserve Master Plan, Kamehameha Schools North Shore Lands Master Plan (National APA Award), Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and Haleiwa Store Lots. Other significant projects include Hilton Hawaiian Village, Ho‘opili Community, West Hawaii Judiciary Complex, Makaiwa Hills, Kapolei West, Kapolei Harborside and Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor.
Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Duke University and Master of Environmental Science from The State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and is the Chair of the Oahu Economic Development Board.