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Authorization of the National Historic Preservation Fund Expired; Congress Considers Measures to Restore HPF

12/29/15: The national Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) was created in 1976 to carry out provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act. The Historic Preservation Fund provides support for the nation’s historic preservation programs, including those that have been integral for historic and cultural properties in Hawai‘i. The U.S House of [...]

December 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Authorization of the National Historic Preservation Fund Expired; Congress Considers Measures to Restore HPF

SHPD Proposes Projects That Do Not Affect Historic Properties

State Agency Proposes to Exclude Minor Projects from Review Process In October, the State Historic Preservation Division proposed a list of projects that have no potential to affect historic properties and that would no longer be subject to review and comment by the agency, if and when the exclusion list [...]

December 19th, 2014|Comments Off on SHPD Proposes Projects That Do Not Affect Historic Properties

NPS Accepts SHPD Final Report on Corrective Action

7/9/14: The National Park Service informed the Hawai‘i State Historic Preservation Division that it had received the final report on the Correction Action Plan (2). NPS commended the division for making progress on the identified shortcomings in securing staff and instituting standard operating procedures. However, the division still needs to [...]

July 9th, 2014|Comments Off on NPS Accepts SHPD Final Report on Corrective Action

City & County of Honolulu Department of Planning & Permitting Working Group Develops Recommendations for Preservation Reviews

12/15/13: The City & County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) convened a working group from August to October 2013 to review and recommend improvements to the historic preservation review process. Hawai‘i State Law (HRS §6E-2, §6E-10 and §6E-42) requires that prior to issuing any permit or land [...]

January 24th, 2014|Comments Off on City & County of Honolulu Department of Planning & Permitting Working Group Develops Recommendations for Preservation Reviews

Historic News Building Threatened by Developer

HCDA Approves Development Permit; Clears Way for Demolition 12/5/13: The Hawai‘i Community Development Authority Board voted on December 4 to approve the development permit application for 801 South Street Phase 2, thus clearing the way for demolition of a portion of the historic Honolulu Advertiser Building. The HCDA board voted [...]

December 9th, 2013|Comments Off on Historic News Building Threatened by Developer

DLNR Announces New Administrator for State Historic Preservation Division

HONOLULU – 11/4/13: The Hawai‘i State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Chairperson William J. Aila, Jr. today announced the appointment of Alan S. Downer as administrator of the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD). “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Downer to the post of SHPD [...]

November 4th, 2013|Comments Off on DLNR Announces New Administrator for State Historic Preservation Division