As you may or may not know, the giant hulking structure in this shot to the left (very clearly a federal building), is the Post Office of Portsmouth. The Post Office and the other federal tenants inside the building are slated for relocation to a new space in the Pease Tradeport in 2014. Normally, this really wouldn’t be very interesting except for some commercial real estate being vacant….HOWEVER, because the building will be conveyed to the city of Portsmouth – this means that a world of opportunity awaits and the city could get a drastic facelift.
As seen in this shot from Bow Street, the property goes from the front entrance of the building on Daniel Street (across from the Press Room), all the way to the street side on Bow St. The parking area is massive, and as seen from above (google map below)…the parcel is huge and basically represents the largest redevelopment in Portsmouth since the redevelopment of Market Square. Pretty exciting stuff on the horizon – let’s hope the process goes smoothly and the city gets a great upgrade.
Thanks to my good friend Brian Matiash for helping select a shot for today’s post…I’ve got a few in the queue and within an instant of seeing this one, it caught his eye (which says a lot since he’s got a ridiculously keen eye). Head over to his page to check him out.
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