No place for green space
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The Blaisdell plan is in the very early stages, boosted by a panel from the nonprofit Urban Land Institute’s Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership. The panel is advising the city, free of charge, about how to create a vibrant arts and culture corridor anchored by the Blaisdell complex, which is close to the Honolulu Museum of Art, the museum’s art school, Thomas Square Park and McKinley High School. Chris Kurz, chairman of the panel, said the immediate need is to upgrade the 50-year-old arena and related facilities, while the long-term need “is to recognize that there will be developmental pressure on this area, so how do you preserve the green and make this a really warm and inviting place to come for the culture and the arts?” Read the full article.