Honolulu Star-Advertiser

By Ferd Lewis
September 18, 2019
Updated 12:05 a.m.

A public comment period for the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District will be held Sept. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Aloha Stadium hospitality room, officials announced.

There will be a focus on explanation of the programmatic environmental impact statement and an opportunity to ask questions and make comments about the PEIS.

Members of Crawford Architects, facilitators of the project for the state, and the Aloha Stadium Authority will be among those on hand to answer questions and take feedback.

Comments may also be submitted via email (nased.eis@wilsonokamoto.com) or by standard mail (NASED Comments, 1907 S. Beretania St. #400, Honolulu, HI 96826).

An environmental impact statement documents the environmental impacts of a project (or activity) on an area that includes detailed information about plants and animals, historical background of the site, cultural information and detailed maps, photographs and/or drawings of the site.

The announcement said a PEIS “is a variation of the standard EIS. It stipulates the range (maximum and minimum) of the development area and type of uses anticipated on the subject site.

The PEIS ensures the scale and type of project permitted meets both minimum and maximum criteria for developable area, rather than specifying an amount or type of development. The goal is to maintain a mix of uses to promote vitality and diversity across the site. The PEIS will help open up the Halawa site’s potential to the maximum number of prospective developers with experience in delivering successful mixed-use projects.”

Further information is available at the NASED website at https://nased.hawaii.gov.