The Residence Inn at Portwalk Place is officially open for business. Word went out today in the Portsmouth Herald – and I happened to drive by this morning due to my usual route being unavailable thanks to some ongoing infrastructure work and sidewalk improvements on Market Street, so I snapped a couple shots.
The building doesn’t boast the most earth shattering architectural features, but to me it marks an improvement over the languishing Parade Mall project (and it doesn’t stop me from trying to make it look interesting), and I’m always a sucker for new construction. I think once the entire project is complete with the future office/retail component, it will continue to bring a new feel to the North End. Change is constant downtown, and I’m happy to see another construction project buttoned up for the time being. Soon the lifts should be gone and hopefully the surface parking next door will be open for business.