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Two groups advance to final stage of new Aloha Stadium real estate project

 Conceptual rendering of the real estate development of the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District
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Conceptual rendering of the real estate development of the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District

The consortiums Aloha Halawa District Partners and Waiola Mixed-use Partners are finalists for the real estate project of the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District.

A special committee for the district — which includes the Aloha Stadium Authority and the state Department of Accounting and General Services — announced Monday that both groups qualified for the second phase of its request for proposal process.

Aloha Halawa District Partners is comprised of New York-based Development Ventures Group Inc., and local companies Stanford Carr Development and Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company. Other partners include WATG, SB Architects, Rebound Associates, Colliers, Wilson Okamoto Corporation, NBBJ LP, DTL, and local public relations firm Bennet Group.

Waiola Mixed-use Partners is comprised of Hawaiʻi-based developer Kobayashi Group and architecture firm Design Partners, and mainland-based partners BSC Acquisitions II LLC and Machete Group. Other partners include Manica Architecture, Stantec, Nan Inc., A.C. Kobayashi, JMA Ventures LLC, BAMP Project, Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, SSFM International, Wilson Okamoto Corporation, S.H.A.D.E, and Nainoa Thompson.

Both groups are finalists to be the project's master developer — coordinating with the state in creating the entertainment district surrounding the new stadium. The district was imagined through the special committee's outreach efforts with surrounding communities.

Construction for the new stadium is expected to start in 2023. The RFP for the stadium portion of the project is expected to be released this year.

More information about the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District project can be found at NASED.hawaii.gov

Casey Harlow is an HPR reporter and occasionally fills in as local host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Contact him at charlow@hawaiipublicradio.org or on Twitter (@CaseyHarlow).
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