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Developer Sought for Rapid Transit Oriented Facilities in Honolulu

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) is seeking a developer to build rail station-related facilities in the state capital.

HART is building a 21-station elevated rail line that will run from East Kapolei in west Oahu to near Waikiki on the southeastern portion of the island. The authority has issued a request for information for the project, which involves designing, building and financing next to the Pearl Highlands Station a parking structure for at least 1,600 vehicles, a ramp that provides direct access to a nearby interstate, a bus facility and space at the station entrance to be used by a van service for people with disabilities. All of the facilities must be operational by January 2022.

Respondents also can propose mixed-use transit-oriented development, which could serve the more than 10,600 passengers who are expected to travel through  the Pearl Highlands station per day, 30 percent of whom are considered likely to use the parking facility.

Responses should include options for financing design, construction, operations and maintenance of the project under an up-to-75-year ground lease of about 723,216 square feet of land.

The deadline for RFI responses is May 20.

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