Revisions to sign design guidelines to be discussed

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

The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Planning Department Conference Room in the Kalana Pakui building at 250 S. High St. in Wailuku.

Lahaina property and business owners are encouraged to attend. Public testimony will be accepted in person and in writing.

The changes are based on concerns expressed by commission members in public meetings held in June and July, as well as input received from merchants and business property owners in the Lahaina Historic District during a July workshop, Planning Department officials said.

“The revisions aim to make the guidelines more clear and consistent, allow a broader choice of materials and design elements and provide easier enforcement,” Deputy Planning Director Michele Chouteau McLean said.

She added that commercial signs in the Lahaina Historic District require permits issued by the Department of Planning, though the commission may grant exceptions.

To view the proposed guidelines, visit, then select “Draft Lahaina Sign Design Guidelines” under the “Hot Topics” header.

For more information, call 270-7735.