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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2006
CHINATOWN RECEIVES ‘PRESERVE
Mayor Mufi Hannemann and John Nau, chairman of the White House Advisory Council on Historical Preservation, today announced that
The announcement came at a reception hosted by the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation at the Iolani Palace Barracks to honor Nau’s visit to
“This designation will help us protect and promote Chinatown’s historic resources and make
Nau is visiting
“Chinatown is the first place in
The application for Chinatown’s designation as a Preserve America Community Neighborhood was submitted by the Honolulu Culture and Arts District Association with support from Mayor Hannemann, his Office of Economic Development and the Historic Hawai ‘i Foundation and endorsements by the Downtown Neighborhood Board and City Councilman Rod Tam.
“This is a great day for Chinatown,” said Tam, whose district includes
Nau said the application has been approved by the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation and the Department of Interior.
The designation comes a month before the Mayor’s Chinatown Summit, which will be held at the Hawai‘i
The summit, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 22, is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register call the Hawai ‘i Theatre box office at 528-0506 by June 17.
Alenka Remec, Small Business Advocate, Office of Economic Development, 527-6221
Michael Pili Pang, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, 523-4674
|Tuesday, May 23, 2006|