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Neal Blaisdell Center: 21st Century Arts Complex?

Robert Allen


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Blaisdell Exhibition Hall


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Blaisdell Arena


  Last year Honolulu city officials began a study to renovate the Neal Blaisdell Center complex.   After researching possibilities, the idea for a redevelopment is taking hold.  HPR’sNoeTanigawa offers background in advance of a public planning meeting next week.

A public workshop on the Neal Blaisdell Master Plan happens Tuesday, February 10th, 6pm, at the Blaisdell Center Hawai'i Suites, 777 Ward Avenue.  Free parking.

Link to City’s overview of the project, related to transit oriented development

Report from the Urban Land Institute, an organization that helps develop public private partnerships. The ULI gave Honolulu a Rose Center for Public Leadership fellowship to study alternatives for the NBC complex.  This report outlines initial observations and challenges.

New website about the Blaisdell Center Master Plan

Noe Tanigawa covered art, culture and ideas for two decades at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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