Preservation Planning

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) has created three plans to guide our work. 

The State Guide Plan is Rhode Island’s centralized and integrated long-range planning document. RIHPHC prepares the section (element) focused on plans and programs for the preservation of historic sites and structures. The working draft for this document is listed below.

The State Historic Preservation Plan outlines existing preservation programs and sets out priorities and goals for the RIHPHC. The National Historic Preservation Act requires each State Historic Preservation Office to prepare a plan for review and approval by the National Park Service. The current State Historic Preservation Plan was approved by the National Park Service in 2012. The working draft of the latest State Historic Preservation Plan is currently under review by the National Park Service. 

Approved by the Commissioners in 2021, the Strategic Plan outlines the agency's mission, vision, and four goals that will guide our work for the next six years.