The County of Kauai became a Certified Local Government (CLG) under
provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. The
U.S. Department of Interior-National Park Service via the State Dept. of Land
& Nat. Resources administers the CLG program which assists local governments
in promoting historic preservation endeavors. To qualify as a CLG, local
government preservation activities must include: public participation and use of
a qualified local review commission (Kauai Historic Preservation Review
Commission), survey and inventory of historic resources and participation in
State/Federal preservation activities.
The Kauai Historic Preservation
Review Commission, which consists of nine members, meets on a monthly basis and
is staffed by the Planning Department. Meetings usually entail project reviews
at which time the KHPRC provides recommendations on various aspects of
archaeological and building design review of historic resources and in-fill
development. Other issues relating to the promotion of historic preservation on
Kauai are also discussed.
Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:30pm
Meeting Location: Līhu‘e Civic Center, Moikeha Building, Meeting Room 2A-2B, 4444 Rice Street, Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i
Interactive Conference Technology: The public may attend the meeting via Zoom using the “Zoom link” and telephone using the “join by phone” telephone number that will be provided on the agenda for the meeting. The Agenda for the meeting will be posted in accordance with HRS 92.
For Future Applicants: Pre-Consultation Meetings are Strongly Recommended
- To determine if a property is historic and/ or proposed Improvements involving historic properties should contact planner Marisa Valenciano at (808) 241-4050 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pre-consultation meeting.
Minimum Requirements for Historic Property Applications
Written Project Description and Required Plans showing Existing and Proposed Improvements:
- Site Plan
- Floor Plans
- (4) Exterior Elevations with finishes, color, materials, and window and door schedules
- Photographs of the existing areas to be affected.
- Narrative on historical architectural elements and historical significance
- Kaua‘i Historical Society
- Secretary of the Interior’s Guidelines
- Historic Hawai‘i Foundation- Buying or Selling a Historic Home in Hawaii: https://historichawaii.org/your-historic-home/
- Public Libraries
- State Historic Preservation Division