City seeks community input for future of Blaisdell Center site

City seeks community input for future of Blaisdell Center site

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A public workshop on Feb. 10 hosted by Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) will welcome community input to help develop a master plan for the revitalization of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.

The city is creating a master plan because most of the facilities at the 22-acre Blaisdell site were built in 1964 and are facing increasing maintenance and renovation needs. The facilities often do not meet the needs of users, and they face competition from newer facilities.

“The most important aspect of this process is public participation and input because the people will ultimately determine the success of this valuable community and civic resource,” Mayor Caldwell said.

The city recently selected a consultant team that includes AECOM, WCIT Architecture, and Lincoln Center Global of New York to help craft a vision for a self-sustaining cultural and entertainment complex at the Blaisdell site. The workshop will be the first of many opportunities for community input to determine the future of the Blaisdell Center

The workshop is set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Blaisdell Center Hawaii Suites, 777 Ward Ave. Parking will be free and light refreshments will be provided.

If you require special assistance, auxiliary aid and/or service to participate in this event (i.e., sign language interpreter, interpreter for language other than English, or wheelchair accessibility), please call 768-8000, or email your request

at least three business days prior to the event.

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