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By Ferd Lewis

December 9, 2020

Updated 5:40 p.m.

Three developer-led teams, all of which list some Hawaii-based elements, are finalists to present proposals for the building of the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District, according to a post on nased.hawaii.gov today.

The three priority-listed teams — Aloha Stadium District Partners, Aloha Stadium Hui Hilina‘i and Waiola Development Partners — emerged from the request for qualifications process that drew six respondents in May.

The winner, which is to be selected before the end of 2021, will form a public-private partnership with the state to undertake the building of mixed use development on the 98-acre site occupied by the 45 year old stadium and connect to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation station.

The state has appropriated up to $350 million for its share of the project.

“We are very fortunate to have been able to select three highly qualified potential partners who are as committed and passionate about moving the NASED forward as we are, particularly at this time when Hawaii needs to spur our economic recovery and sustainability,” Chris Kinimaka, public works administrator for the Department of Accounting and General Services, said in a statement.

The statement said the three finalists include a mix of “international expertise, national sports design and construction experience, and outstanding local industry talent.”

The next step in the process is the request for proposals. During the RFP, the state said each finalist will be required to propose their own designs for the stadium in addition to plans for the construction, finance and maintenance of the facility as well as a master planning approach for the district.

The timeline calls for the RFP to commence by mid-2021 and a contract with the eventual developer in the public-private partnership to be executed by year’s end.

Officials said it was too early to say if the stadium could be completed by the original Sept 2, 2023 projection.

“Due to the delays caused by COVID-19 and the non-passage of (Senate Bill 2940) this year, the procurement schedule has been amended accordingly,” Kinimaka said. “We expect to test and confirm the stadium opening date as part of the RFP stage.”

The three finalists are:

  1. Aloha Stadium District Partners.

A consortium of: John Laing Investments Limited, Civil & Building North America Inc. and Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. as the lead equity members;

NBBJ Hawaii Inc. and RMA Architects as the design team; Civil & Building North America and Hawaiian Dredging Construction as the construction team; and Aramark Management Services Limited Partnership and Honeywell International Inc. as the services (maintenance) provider;

  1. Aloha Stadium Hui Hilina‘i.

A consortium of: Plenary Americas US Holdings Inc. and PCL Investments Canada Inc. as the lead equity members;

M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates Inc. and KYA Inc. as the design team; Nordic PCL Construction as the construction team; and Johnson Controls Inc. as the services (maintenance) provider.

  1. Waiola Development Partners.

A consortium of: EllisDon Capital Inc., Kobayashi Group LLC and BSC Acquisitions II LLC as the lead equity members;

Design Partners Inc. and MANICA Architecture as the design team; Turner Construction Co. and Nan, Inc. as the construction team; and Spectra as the services (maintenance) provider.