Michigan's State Historic Preservation 5-Year Plan

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View Michigan's current State Historic Preservation Plan, 2014-2019

The creation of a five-year statewide historic preservation plan is a federal requirement for state historic preservation offices. The staff of the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is constantly assessing the opportunities and threats facing historic preservation in Michigan and looking for ways to address them.

The public is always welcome to provide insight and comment via the SHPO website at www.michigan.gov/SHPO, by sending an email to preservation@michigan.gov, or by written mail to: SHPO-MSHDA, PO Box 30044, Lansing, Michigan 48909.


Michigan's next five-year statewide historic preservation plan will extend from 2020 through 2025. In spring 2019, the SHPO will hold five regional workshops across Michigan to give residents a chance to share their vision for historic preservation as part of the historic preservation planning process. Participants will help to identify the threats and opportunities facing Michigan’s historic resources, determine goals and objectives, and set the direction for historic preservation activities throughout the state for the next five years.
The workshops are free and open to the public. Each will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 PM..
• April 23  Bay City
• April 30  Grand Rapids
• May 21  Detroit
• June 11 Traverse City
• June 12  Escanaba

The State Historic Preservation Office is part of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), which provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve decent, affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents and to engage in community economic development activities to revitalize urban and rural communities.*

*MSHDA's loans and operating expenses are financed through the sale of tax-exempt and taxable bonds as well as notes to private investors, not from state tax revenues. Proceeds are loaned at below-market interest rates to developers of rental housing, and help fund mortgages and home improvement loans. MSHDA also administers several federal housing programs. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/mshda

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is financed in part by a grant from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of the Interior. The Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on its federally funded assistance programs.  If you believe you've been discriminated against please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C. St. NW, Washington DC 20240.