The Norther Tier continues to change as the construction at two noteworthy projects progresses. Above, the Residence Inn at Portwalk Place can be seen from Deer Street. As you can see, the building went up incredibly fast (see other progress photos HERE), and has much of its outer brickwork complete. I’m not aware of the projected opening yet, but I can’t imagine that it’s too far off. Foster’s ran an article this week about the prospect of the City of Portsmouth operating a surface parking lot on the excess land at the site until the development market picks up and the office/retail component of the Portwalk Project can be built (and leased out).
Below, the Portsmouth Herald is getting a facelift as well and is being converted to retail/office uses. Below the photo are renderings of the completed buildings, which were kindly provided by Ron Reilly of Reilly Studios in Portsmouth, who worked on this project with DeStefano Architects. In the second rendering, you can see a parking garage that is slated to be built sometime in the future as part of the Westin project.