Welcome to the County of Maui Historic Preservation Plan, the County’s online engagement platform designed to provide you with an opportunity to share your thoughts! Here you will find information about the planning process and opportunities to submit questions and share ideas to help prepare Maui County’s first Historic Preservation Plan in more than 25 years. Thank you for your time and valuable feedback.

A Historic Preservation Plan is a proactive way to provide for the protection and management of Maui County’s historic and cultural resources — a critical part of a community’s long-range planning that recognizes the importance of local heritage and the built environment. After completing the first phase of the planning process in 2019 with an assessment of key preservation issues, the County of Maui is now embarking on the creation of  the Preservation Plan itself in 2021.



A great Historic Preservation Plan is one produced with the input and participation of Maui County residents and stakeholders.  For this reason, the County of Maui welcomes and encourages direct involvement by local residents – your input is crucial!  There are several ways you can share your manaʻo during Phase 2.  Over the course of the coming months, the County of Maui Planning Department will conduct a series of engagement activities, including:

Stakeholder Listening Sessions:
In November 2020, a series of stakeholder listening sessions will be held to review and discuss preservation planning strategies and actions with different groups representing a broad range of viewpoints.

Community Input Sessions:
The County will conduct various community input sessions throughout 2020 and 2021, both in-person and virtually, to gain community feedback on preservation planning strategies.

Please contact the County of Maui Planning Department for more information or to get involved. Stay tuned for additional information.

All plan documents will be posted for review and download in the section below. Please check out and download the project materials! Don’t forget to check out the State of the County report available later this Fall 2020.


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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SWCA was founded in 1981 on the principle of offering our clients sound science and creative solutions. We currently have more than 1,200 professionals in 38 offices throughout the United States, including Honolulu. Our teams have performed thousands of projects across the country involving natural and cultural resources planning, permitting, scientific investigations, resource surveys, and other related services. Our Hawai‘i cultural resources team includes experienced local archaeologists and architectural historians with a deep understanding of the Islands’ cultural history, an extensive knowledge of the state historic preservation process, and a good working relationship with the Hawai‘i State Historic Preservation Division and Native Hawaiian groups.

SWCA’s unique combination of a Hawai‘i-based staff with a deep knowledge of the Islands and a truly local approach backed by the services and support of a nationwide company enables us to assist The Lakota Group in successfully completing this critical historic preservation undertaking.

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