Mayor Kirk Caldwell and officials from the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting will host a public workshop on Tuesday, February 10 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to discuss the renovation of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.

The workshop will be held in the Blaisdell Center Hawaii Suites at 777 Ward Avenue.

Stage hands sweep up paper confetti used as ‘snow’ before the 2nd half of Ballet Hawaii’s production of The Nutcracker at Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall.  21dec2014. photograph Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Stage hands sweep up paper confetti used as ‘snow’ before the 2nd half of Ballet Hawaii’s production of The Nutcracker at Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The city is in the mist of creating a master plan to revitalize the dilapidated center, much of which was built in 1964. The center includes an exhibition hall, an arena that hosts music shows and a concert hall often used for theater performances.

“The most important aspect of this process is public participation and input because the people will ultimately determine the success of this valuable community and civic resource,” Caldwell said in a press release.

The city recently hired a team of consultants to assist with the master plan, which includes AECOM, WCIT Architecture and Lincoln Center Global of New York.

More information can be found here.

 

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