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Shortlist drawn-up for Aloha Stadium build

Three highly qualified developer-led teams have been priority-listed by the state of Hawaii to design and build the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED).

The scheme includes the new Aloha Stadium complemented by a mix of developments that will connect the stadium to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) station.

The three developer-led teams include a mix of international expertise, national sports design and construction experience, and outstanding local industry talent.

Chris Kinimaka, public works administrator for the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS), said:

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.

The three developer-led teams that were priority-listed are:

Aloha Stadium District Partners, a consortium comprising of:

John Laing Investments Limited, Civil & Building North America Inc. and Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. as the lead equity members; NBBJ Hawaii, Inc. and RMA Architects as the design team; Civil & Building North America and Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, the construction team; and Aramark Management Services and Honeywell International Inc. as the services (maintenance) provider.

Aloha Stadium Hui Hilina‘i, a consortium comprising 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.

Waiola Development Partners, a consortium comprising of:

EllisDon Capital Inc., Kobayashi Group LLC and BSC Acquisitions II, LLC as the lead equity members; Design Partners Incorporated and MANICA Architecture as the design team; Turner Construction Company and Nan, Inc. as the construction team; and Spectra as the services (maintenance) provider.

DAGS is actively paving the procurement path for the next step: the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. During this stage, each respondent will be required to propose their own designs for the new stadium, as well as their plan to construct, finance and maintain the facility, and a master planning approach for the district.

The state is planning to commence the RFP process by mid-2021 and execute a contract with the selected public-private partnership (P3) development partner by year-end.

The New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED) is envisioned to be a mixed-use development, offering a full complement of live, work, and play components, as well as community assets.

NASED will appeal to a wide variety of people, including both residents and visitors. Proposed amenities include entertainment venues, retail stores, restaurants, housing, hotels, recreational sites, cultural amenities, green space, etc.

From opening day of the new Aloha Stadium, NASED will be a vibrant, mixed-use district that will build up over time as the development continues to grow.