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Character: Heritage & History <br />2: Protect and enhance viewscapes and open spaces that exemplify Hamakua's <br />,acter. <br />! 4: Protect and nurture Hamakua's social and cultural diversity and heritage <br />cluding sacred places, historic sites and buildings, and distinctive plantation <br />CURRENT TOOLS <br />Subdivision code requires archeological and historic sites consideration. <br />Cultural Resource Commission. <br />Historic Designations (State, National, etc.). <br />Heritage Centers (NHERC, proposed Waipi'o Valley Heritage Center). <br />CHALLENGES <br />Substantial rural sprawl — primarily in homestead areas. <br />Towns have declined in population, businesses, and services. <br />More land available and affordable on agriculturally zoned lands than within towns. <br />Lack of architectural review or design guidelines for heritage towns. <br />