WCIT Architecture, AECOM to lead Blaisdell Center Redevelopment

< Back / February 9, 2015

Via Pacific Business News

By Duane Shimogawa

The City and County of Honolulu is hosting a public workshop on Tuesday night to get community input regarding the development of a master plan for the revitalization of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.

Recently, the city selected a consulting team that includes AECOM, WCIT Architecture and Lincoln Center Global of New York to help develop a vision for a self-sustaining cultural and entertainment complex at the site.

The annual Made in Hawaii Festival is one of many events held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, which may be redeveloped.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting will be heading up the event, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Blaisdell Center Hawaii Suites at 777 Ward Ave.

The city is creating a master plan because most of the facilities at the 22-acre site in Honolulu were built in 1964 and are facing increasing maintenance and renovation needs.

The facilities often do not meet the needs of users and it faces competition from newer facilities, the city said.
The Tuesday workshop will be one of many opportunities for community input to determine the future of the Blaisdell Center.

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