Implementation — How we Appreciate

Goal: Preserve the historic resources and landscapes that define our cultural heritage to inspire the future through tangible connections to our shared past.

Expand heritage tourism programs

Grow heritage tourism programs to strengthen cultural awareness and the beneficial economic impacts of historic and cultural resource preservation.

Priority: Moderate

Initial County Action: Expansion of current town tours program, installation of interpretative signage.

Who and How

  Education/
Advocacy
Planning Technical
Assistance
Programs Regulation Construction
CC Planning      
CC C & Visitors      
Hist Pres Network    
Hist Pres Orgs  
CC Fac & Parks    
Municipalities        

Expand historic interpretation and education

Expand historic preservation interpretation and education opportunities that promote core themes of the county's history and sense of place, with an emphasis on linking past, present, and future.

Priority: Moderate

Initial County Action: Creation of interpretive materials and installation of interpretative signage.

Who and How

  Education/
Advocacy
Planning Technical
Assistance
Programs Regulation Construction
CC Planning      
Municipalities        
Hist Pres Network        
Hist Pres Orgs    
CC C & Visitors        
Land Trusts    
CC Fac & Parks      

Update historic resource inventories

Update and maintain municipal and countywide inventories of designated historic resources.

Priority: Moderate

Initial County Action: Update of current inventory and mapping of historic resources.

Who and How

  Education/
Advocacy
Planning Technical
Assistance
Programs Regulation Construction
CC Planning      
Hist Pres Network          
Municipalities          

Expand preservation training

Expand high quality historic and heritage preservation training for municipal officials, volunteers, staff, and historic preservation partners.

Priority: Moderate

Initial County Action: Support of training efforts.

Who and How

  Education/
Advocacy
Planning Technical
Assistance
Programs Regulation Construction
CC Planning      
Hist Pres Network      
Hist Pres Orgs      
Municipalities          
Land Trusts          

Foster creation of historic funding programs

Foster the creation of funding programs for protection of designated historic resources.

Priority: High

Initial County Action: Coordination with various potential funders.

Who and How

  Education/
Advocacy
Planning Technical
Assistance
Programs Regulation Construction
Hist Pres Network        
Hist Pres Orgs        
CC Planning        
Land Trusts        

Enhance the historical record of the county

Enhance the historic record of the county by incorporating new information and making it more accessible to the public.

Priority: Moderate

Initial County Action: Support of effort and creation of online access point for county-wide history.

Who and How

  Education/
Advocacy
Planning Technical
Assistance
Programs Regulation Construction
Hist Pres Network    
Hist Pres Orgs    
CC Planning    
Municipalities          

Promote adaptive reuse and compatible development

Promote adaptive reuse and compatible development in historic areas to retain their integrity and sense of place.

Priority: Very High

Initial County Action: Creation of zoning and design guides.

Who and How

  Education/
Advocacy
Planning Technical
Assistance
Programs Regulation Construction
CC Planning  
Hist Pres Network      
Hist Pres Orgs      
Municipalities      
Developers