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Ask Our Senators to Support Historic Tax Credits

Last month, leaders of the Senate Finance Committee asked all Senators to identify, by July 26, which tax breaks, deductions and credits should be included in a comprehensive tax reform proposal. The letter advocates a "blank slate" approach to tax reform -- starting from scratch and only adopting proposed tax [...]

July 22nd, 2013|Comments Off on Ask Our Senators to Support Historic Tax Credits

Hawai‘i State Historic Preservation Division to Remain On High Risk Status

Today the National Park Service issued its final report and recommendations on the State of Hawaii’s historic preservation program, finding that despite the progress on mandated remedial actions taken since March 2010, the State did not meet the minimum standards to carry out the historic preservation responsibilities delegated to it [...]

June 27th, 2013|Comments Off on Hawai‘i State Historic Preservation Division to Remain On High Risk Status

Kaimuki, Then and Now

Care must be taken to preserve Kaimuki's quaint character By Robert M. Fox and David Cheever / Special to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 7, 2013 The Queen Theater closed in 1987, but the 1930s marquee remains a landmark in Kaimuki. (Illustration by Robert M. Fox) Most of us [...]

May 3rd, 2013|Comments Off on Kaimuki, Then and Now

State Bill Would Allow Development Prior To Identifying Sites of Historic Importance

Historic Hawaii Foundation requests your help by contacting members of the State House of Representatives to ask them to vote “no” on SB 1171. Senate Bill 1171 seeks to take away the protections provided by current historic preservation laws in identifying and saving historic and cultural properties.  http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1171 SB 1171 [...]

April 5th, 2013|Comments Off on State Bill Would Allow Development Prior To Identifying Sites of Historic Importance

State of Hawaii Nears Completion of Corrective Action for Preservation Program

The State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) issued a final completion report February 1 on its efforts to comply with the Corrective Action under which it has been operating since 2010. The report outlines the actions that SHPD undertook to address deficiencies [...]

February 16th, 2013|Comments Off on State of Hawaii Nears Completion of Corrective Action for Preservation Program

State Preservation Plan Complete

The Hawai‘i Historic Preservation Division announced that the statewide five-year preservation plan is complete.  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.  Hawaii’s new plan covers the period [...]

January 23rd, 2013|Comments Off on State Preservation Plan Complete