Honolulu Star-Advertiser


By Ferd Lewis

December 16, 2019

Public comment and discussion concerning the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District is being
solicited at a master planning community workshop Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Aloha
Stadium hospitality room.

Officials from NASED will be on hand to offer information, answer questions and receive feedback on
the project that will replace the 45-year-old stadium as a centerpiece of the planned 98-acre
entertainment district in Halawa.

Officials said the topics include traffic, roads, and parking; site program and amenities; stadium design
and events; and environmental and sustainability. Input and feedback received from the public will
assist with the master planning process, they said.

“We are looking forward to hosting a Master Planning Community Workshop to continue our
collaboration with the public to focus on identifying areas of opportunity and concern about the NASED
project,” said Chris Kinimaka, public works administrator for the state’s Department of Accounting and
General Services.

“This workshop, along with our other community engagement efforts, allow us to interface with various
stakeholders and fulfill our commitment as good neighbors and community partners,” Kinimaka said.

NASED officials have previously met with neighborhood boards and associations, swap meet vendors,
prospective public-private partnership parties and other community groups.

Work on the master plan and environmental impact statement is underway and completion is expected
by the end of July 2020. Construction on the new facility is projected to begin in 2021 and be completed
in time for the opening of the 2023 college football season.