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25-story tower announced for Portsmouth waterfront

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vdogg    328

Excellent news! We've been waiting a long time for some news on this. I'm guess this is the first of the 6 proposed towers. Hopefully the others come to fruition as well. :)

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gosscj    0

Actually, the article says this development will include five eight-story office/residential buildings along with the 25-story tower. Sounds good to me! Lincoln says the entire project will take four years to complete but there is no word on how soon they will start. Given the city already owns the land and has been planning for the development of this site for a long time, it should be able to begin without much hassle. This will be great for the city!

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cpeakesqr    0

Holiday Inn site to be redeveloped!!!

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The company's initial proposal calls for a first phase of five eight-story waterfront buildings that will house roughly 200 apartments and 12,000 square feet of ground-level retail shops and restaurants.

The second phase will involve a tower about 25 stories high. The lower floors would house 130,000 square feet of Class A office space

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vdogg    328

That is spectacularly awesome! :shades: Great addition to Norfolk and Portsmouths shared skyline. :D

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vdogg    328
Sounds good to me! Lincoln says the entire project will take four years to complete but there is no word on how soon they will start.

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cpeakesqr    0

At the Seawall Festival (P-town's HarborFest), I heard some inside info from someone (in the loop) that in two years, the Sembler project will have changed that area as to make it "unrecognizable". So with both projects hopefully going through without a hitch... Portsmouth will definitely be in a 'renaissance' as they like to say.

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wrldcoupe4    199

Cool news... is it just me though or does that man tower look a little like Richmond's City Hall?

new tower:

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Richmond's City Hall

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If not, forget I said anything. :)

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vdogg    328

Hmm... Generally yeah but not that similar. It looks like there is a lot more to it than that. It's got quite a modern look though, which I like. Glad they didn't just settle for something colonial looking, which they could've easily done in that part of town.

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scm    0

Portsmouth OKs $158 million downtown redevelopment project

City leaders today announced that a Texas-based company will redevelop what has been called Portsmouth's most desirable downtown spot into a mix of office space and residential units worth $158 million.

WOW!!! LPC are heavy hitters, and if they say they are doing it, they already have the credit lines to make it happen.

Look out, Norfolk -- as pilots say, fight's on.

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tombarnes    0

The tower is a bit disappointing. Looks like any old box with a sort of pre-fab Prairie Style house on top. Maybe that's being too generous. In any event, it's better than the old Holiday Inn. Kudos to Portsmouth for getting this thing off the ground.

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vdogg    328

You guys think this is ugly? :huh: I love it. Could use a little more touch up but in general it's not that bad. I'd love to have one of these in Fort Norfolk actually.

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vdogg    328
VERY. it looks way out of place. it would fit a lot better in hawaii on the ocean than here.

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Glassoul    0

I think that is a pretty early sketch and I wouldn't be surprised to see it change almost completely by the time it is built. I love how ALL sketches of waterfront properties include an a$$load of sailboats, all of them in full trim, within 20 yards of the shore/pier/development. :wacko:

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cpeakesqr    0
I think that is a pretty early sketch and I wouldn't be surprised to see it change almost completely by the time it is built. I love how ALL sketches of waterfront properties include an a$$load of sailboats, all of them in full trim, within 20 yards of the shore/pier/development. :wacko:

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