Aloha! The State Historic Preservation Plan 2012-2017 is complete and
is now available.
We appreciate all those who assisted with developing the State Historic Preservation Plan. To download and read the plan click on the blue link below. Mahalo!Read the SHPP Plan »
Note: the plan is in pdf format.
Why the plan was developed.
The development and implementation of a comprehensive statewide historic preservation plan is one of the responsibilities of each State Historic Preservation Office, as outlined in the National Historic Preservation Act.
The key features of this approach to historic preservation planning are:
- The plan has a statewide focus. The statewide preservation plan pays attention to preservation issues and players all across the state.
- There is active public involvement, not only in developing the vision, issues, and goals of the plan, but also in helping achieve these goals.
- A wide variety of preservation-relevant information on social, economic, political, legal, and environmental conditions and trends is brought to bear in the identification and assessment of issues affecting resource preservation.
- The plan addresses the full range of historic and cultural resources throughout the state. This means that within a single plan document, all resources representing the breadth and depth of a state’s history, prehistory, and culture are considered. This includes buildings, structures, objects, prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, designed and vernacular landscapes, traditional cultural properties, and underwater historic resources.
- There is coordination with other planning efforts in the state, such as federally mandated transportation planning, the statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan, and local land-use plans.
- Plan implementation is linked directly to SHPO expenditures of their federal Historic Preservation Fund grant.
The last National Park Service approved plan for Hawai’i was in 2001, a report draft was completed in 2009, but not approved, and the 2012 planning process is currently underway. This site describes the process was undertaken and we appreciate your involvement.