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Public Meeting to Review the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment on Historic Portsmouth

February 22, 2018

On Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, the Historic District Commission will be hosting a presentation from the Planning Department to share with the community details of work that has been undertaken to assess the potential risks and impacts from sea level rise and/or coastal flooding on the landscapes, buildings, and structures within Portsmouth’s Historic District.

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Residential Parking Program to be discussed at Citywide Neighborhood Committee Meeting

February 21, 2018

A Citywide Neighborhood Committee Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room A at City Hall. Public Works Director Peter Rice and Parking Director Ben Fletcher will be presenting the logistics of a potential Residential/Neighborhood Parking Program; this will be an opportunity to learn more about the facets and requirements to implement such a program.

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Portions of Bridge Street to remain closed in February

February 5, 2018

Portions of Bridge Street, originally scheduled to reopen in January, will continue be closed in order to complete sewer and utility work associated with the construction of the Foundry Place parking garage. This area spans Hill Street and Deer Street, with closures on the intersection of Deer and Bridge Streets, and the end of Hill Street heading into Bridge Street.

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McIntyre Federal Building Public Input Process to Begin on February 3rd

February 3, 2018

The City of Portsmouth’s McIntyre Steering Committee has met and established the initial “Stage 1” steps in the public input process for the future of the McIntyre Federal Building site. Two Informational and Idea Gathering Sessions with the public will be sponsored by the McIntyre Steering Committee. The first will be held on Saturday, February 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to noon in City Council Chambers at Portsmouth City Hall, and include dialogue sessions in coordination with Portsmouth Listens. The second will be held on Thursday, February 8th from 6:30 p.m.

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Stark Street Bridge Closed Starting Monday, January 29th

January 29, 2018

The Stark Street Bridge will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic beginning on Monday, January 29th. The bridge will be completely replaced and will not be reopen until Columbus Day. Temporary lane closures on the Route 1 Bypass will be permitted during working operations. Additionally, brief complete traffic shut downs will be allowed on the Bypass between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.