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Honolulu Council Considering Bill to Raise Taxes on Historic Homes

Honolulu Council Bill CB52 (2017) Proposes Increase to Minimum Annual Property Tax on Historic Homes What Happened Honolulu City’s Council’s Committee on Budget has scheduled a public hearing on Council Bill 52 (2017) on Wednesday, June 28, proposing to raise the annual minimum property tax for historic residences dedicated to preservation [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Honolulu Council Considering Bill to Raise Taxes on Historic Homes

Update on the Campaign to Save Lihue Post Office!

4/27/17: Update on the Campaign to Save Lihue Post Office  What Happened On April 27, 2017, the United States Postal Service issued an announcement that it has decided to redo the regulatory process related to the proposal to relocate the retail operations of Lihue Post Office from its current location on [...]

January 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Update on the Campaign to Save Lihue Post Office!

Update on the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

Photo credit: David Croxford UPDATE ON THE HEARING January 19, 2017:  The City Council's Housing and Zoning Committee heard Resolution 16-311 that would urge the City administration to include a historic rehabilitation alternative in the upcoming Environmental Impact Statement.  Twenty-six people submitted written testimonies in support of the [...]

January 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Update on the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

New Concept Design Unveiled for Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

The National Trust for Historic Preservation contributes concept proposal in efforts to rehabilitate a one-of-a-kind war memorial to the men and women of Hawaii Swim Basin Rehabilitation Concept for Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial (Design: Dr. Hans Krock) On Veterans’ Day 2016, the National [...]

November 9th, 2016|Comments Off on New Concept Design Unveiled for Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

National Park Service Demolishes Pearl Harbor Historic Building

CPO Bungalow on Ford Island was listed as a “Most Endangered” Historic Site in 2005 In July, the National Park Service (NPS) released its report examining the facts and circumstances surrounding the demolition of a historic bungalow at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument that was present [...]

August 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on National Park Service Demolishes Pearl Harbor Historic Building

UPDATE, May 6: Support Historic Resource Study in Transit Station Areas

5/6/16: Honolulu City Council is finalizing the City’s operating budget for the next fiscal year. The current budget bill includes a $500,000 appropriation for surveys to identify historic properties and cultural landmarks to determine their eligibility for a Hawaii or National Registers of Historic Places within the one-half mile radius [...]

March 31st, 2016|Comments Off on UPDATE, May 6: Support Historic Resource Study in Transit Station Areas