WAILUKU – The Maui County Cultural Resources Commission will continue its discussion – and possibly approve – proposed revisions to the design guidelines for signs in the Lahaina Historic Districts at its next meeting on Thursday, September 4, 2014. The meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Planning Department Conference Room in the Kalana Pakui building at 250 South High Street in Wailuku.
Planning staff encourage property and business owners to attend this meeting. Public testimony will be accepted in person and in writing.
The CRC held two public meetings on the proposed changes in June and July, and Planning Department staff conducted a public workshop in Lahaina on the evening of July 24. The testimony and comments that were received have been incorporated into a revised draft.
Planning Deputy Director Michele McLean said that if this revised draft adequately addresses the concerns expressed by CRC members, as well as input received from merchants and business property owners in the Lahaina Historic Districts, then the CRC could vote to approve the changes at the September 4 meeting. If outstanding concerns remain and additional work is needed, then another meeting will be held in October.
“The revisions aim to make the guidelines more clear and consistent, allow a broader choice of materials and design elements, and provide easier enforcement,” McLean said. “Commercial signs in the Lahaina Historic Districts require permits issued by the Department of Planning; exceptions can be granted by the CRC.”
To view the proposed guidelines, visit www.mauicounty.gov/Planning then select “Draft Lahaina Sign Design Guidelines” under the “Hot Topics”header.
For more information, call the Department of Planning at 270-7735.