The East African Coast in general and that of Tanzania in particular has been in contact with other external worlds since the 1st century AD. This interaction resulted in various positive and negative impacts. One of these impact was the establishment of permanent settlements some of which have left numerous evidences including built heritage assets. While few of these assets are known and properly used, the majority are neither known nor used. Unfortunately, those which are known and used have resulted to conflicts among heritage stakeholders. This is partly due to fact that until now there hasn't been a project to better plan about their use. The proposed project therefore aims at researching on these built heritage assets to establish their potentials and develop a strategy towards a better use to bring socio-economic development and conserve them for future generation.