HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The future Barack Obama Presidential Center will include a library and museum, as well as office and activity space for the Barack Obama Foundation. The foundation plans to enter into an agreement with either Washington Park or Jackson Park, and the University of Chicago will play an influential role in the Center's development.
President Obama's foundation says they still plan to collaborate in some capacity with the three other finalists, though it was not immediately known in what capacity.
"I speak on behalf of my brother when I say I know he will be so pleased that Hawaii will be a part of it," said Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, President Obama's half-sister. "I'm looking forward to working with everyone in Hawaii to bring this project to life."
Dr. Soetoro-Ng said that Hawaii made a compelling presentation, which helped convince the President to do something here in Hawaii.
There are also plans for Columbia University and the University of Illinois, which also made bids for the Presidential library.