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Decisions Scheduled for Lahaina Sign Design Guidelines

August 20, 2014, 3:10 PM HST
* Updated August 26, 12:27 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

The Maui County Cultural Resources Commission will continue its discussion on proposed revisions to design guidelines for signs in the Lahaina Historic Districts at its upcoming meeting in September.

County officials say the revisions may be approved at the meeting.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Planning Department Conference Room in the Kalana Pakui building located at 250 South High Street in Wailuku.

The planning staff is encouraging property and business owners to attend the meeting, where public testimony will be accepted.

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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 July 24.  The testimony and comments that were received have since been incorporated into a revised draft.

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“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,” the announcement said.

If, however, 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 in a press release announcement. “Commercial signs in the Lahaina Historic Districts require permits issued by the Department of Planning; exceptions can be granted by the CRC.”

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The proposed guidelines are available for review at the following direct LINK.

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