The County of Maui Planning Department is preparing a new countywide historic preservation plan. This new plan is meant to update the original 1984 Cultural Resources Management Plan for Maui County. The goals of this new plan are to identify important preservation issues, constraints, and opportunities to strengthen the County’s preservation program and improve its effectiveness in conserving the County’s significant historic and archaeological resources and landscapes. The new plan will achieve this by identifying concrete strategies with clear implementation steps.

To complete this new plan, the Planning Department is breaking the project into two phases: Phase I – Existing Conditions and Phase II – Plan Development. The Department has engaged the Lakota Group, a historic preservation planning firm based in Chicago, Illinois to help with the first phase of this project.  The Lakota Group will take a comprehensive look at the County’s historic preservation program and analyze its strengths and weaknesses. They have engaged with different stakeholders and will also engage with the community to get feedback on preservation issues and opportunities. At the end of Phase I, the Lakota Group will prepare an existing conditions report. This report will guide the development of the new plan during Phase II.


A well-researched and prepared historic preservation plan is one that is produced with the input and participation of the citizens and stakeholders of Maui County. For this reason, direct involvement by community members is not only welcomed, but strongly encouraged – we want your input!

There are several ways you can share your manaʻo during Phase I. The Planning Department and Lakota Group will conduct stakeholder interviews, post an online questionnaire, and hold community workshops on Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lanaʻi.

Stakeholder Interviews:
In late October and early November, we hosted interviews with employees and officials from different County departments as well as different groups that represent a broad range of viewpoints.

Online Questionnaire:
In December we will post a questionnaire to this website.  We will prepare the questionnaire using several of the exhibits and interactive exercises from the community workshops to gain community feedback on preservation issues and strategies.

Community Workshops:
In early January, we will hold community workshops that are open to anyone interested in attending. These workshops will take place on Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lanaʻi to get feedback from the community on preservation issues through a questionnaire and interactive exercises. This will also be an opportunity to learn more about the County’s historic preservation program.

Please contact the Planning Department for more information or to get involved.

Click HERE to take the survey!


The creation of the Plan depends on you!

The Lakota Group

We bring creative solutions that inspire action and result in beautiful, people-driven places. Our firm has 25 years of experience in urban design, planning, landscape architecture, and historic preservation. Our mission is to create plans that build connections between people, their environments, and their history. This is perfectly reflected in our name. Lakota, the Native American word for Allies.

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