Helber Hastert & Fee prepared individual Cultural Landscape Assessments (CLA) for seven historic residential neighborhoods, six of which are located within the Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark.
The Cultural Landscape Assessment process used at Pearl Harbor was developed by HHF in response to Navy Region Hawaii’s need for an effective way to protect and manage its historic family housing areas. By enabling the Navy to respond quickly to the need for analysis and decisions on impending actions affecting historic resources, the CLAs have introduced the cultural landscape concept into the installation’s planning processes.
Each CLA presents an inventory and analysis of character-defining features of the neighborhood at a detailed level, with a focus on the designed landscape and its relationship to buildings and surrounding features. Treatment measures guide the Navy in implementing changes without adversely affecting the historic cultural landscapes.