Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Surferheel

25-story tower announced for Portsmouth waterfront

70 posts in this topic


Wow, a 25 story tower ? Sounds exciting. I can't wait to see a rendering.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think we will see the 6 tall towers. I think this is the development that they chose over the 6 tower proposal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Holiday Inn site to be redeveloped!!!

portsmouthhotel0612full.jpg

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is gonna be an awesome addition to Portsmouth congrats on a sweet development.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome rendering! I had no idea the Holiday Inn site included that much land!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

new tower:

portsmouthhotel0612full.jpg

Richmond's City Hall

Richmond5-30-2007106.jpg

If not, forget I said anything. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow. That will really help the Portsmouth skyline, but I think the tower is quite ugly. :(

portsmouthhotel0612full.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think the building is ugly! I think we need some more modern looking buildings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
VERY. it looks way out of place. it would fit a lot better in hawaii on the ocean than here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On a side note, here's their website. Looks like they did the BOA building in Charlotte. Heavy hitters indeed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't like the tower,but overall it's a great development for the Portsmouth waterfront.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On a side note, here's their website. Looks like they did the BOA building in Charlotte. Heavy hitters indeed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.