McIntyre 101 Study Circles
The McIntyre Subcommittee and Portsmouth Listens, with the support of project developer Redgate Kane and with assistance from Boston-based urban design firm The Principle Group, are initiating study circles in January to deliberate on the entire McIntyre site and how it is to be developed, as per the McIntyre Subcommittee decision on December 15th, 2020
The City of Portsmouth and the McIntyre developer Redgate Kane are collaborating on the design of a new public gathering place on a portion of the site behind the McIntyre Building, bounded by Penhallow and Bow streets. The City has asked Portsmouth Listens and the Principle Group, the City’s urban design consultants, to engage local citizens in a visioning process to make the redevelopment of the McIntyre parcel a success for downtown Portsmouth.
The Public Process Steering Committee reviewed a project update on October 11, 2018. Here is the presentation from that session.
Thank you for participating in the McIntyre Public Input Process!
The April 24, 2018 meeting was the final forum in the series guided by the McIntyre Public Input Blue Ribbon Steering Committee, followed by a Report Back to the City Council on May 7th. The presentation (including all graphics) used at the meeting is available here. The City of Portsmouth will be submitting an application to redevelop the McIntyre Federal Building property to the National Park Service.
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Public Input Session Meeting Videos
McIntyre Project Public Input 3.27.2018March 27, 2018
McIntyre Project Public Input 3.27.2018
McIntyre Project Public Input 3.10.2018 Part 1March 10, 2018
McIntyre Project Public Input 3.10.2018 Part 1
McIntyre Project Public Input Session 3.10.2018 Part 2March 10, 2018
McIntyre Project Public Input Session 3.10.2018 Part 2
McIntyre Public Input Session 2.26.18February 26, 2018
McIntyre Public Input Session 2.26.18
McIntyre Project Public Session 2.8.2018 Part 1February 8, 2018
McIntyre Project Public Session 2.8.2018 Part 1
Public Input Sessions
Stage 3 Public Input:
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. (Agenda) - City Council Chambers; PP Presentation
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. (Agenda) - City Council Chambers; PP Presentation
At its March 19th meeting, City Council approved an Essential Framework to guide decision-making on the project. This Framework will be used in Stage 3 to evaluate project options.
Public Input Sessions
Stage 2 of Public Input will be held in the City Council Chambers on the following dates:
Monday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. (Agenda); YouTube Video; Meeting Summary Notes; PP Presentation
Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m. (Agenda); YouTube Video; PP Presentation
Saturday, March 10, 9:00 a.m. (Agenda); YouTube Videos Part 1 & Part 2; Breakout Notes; Meeting Summary Notes
Public Input Sessions
Stage 1 of Public Input:
Facilitator Summary Notes (pdf) have been prepared by Weston & Sampson that summarize public comments received at the two Stage 1 sessions. The handwritten notes taken at each meeting are provided at the links below.
Saturday Feb. 3, Meeting Summary prepared by Weston & Sampson; Facilitator Notes (pdf);
Thursday, Feb. 8, Meeting Summary prepared by Weston & Sampson; Facilitator Notes (pdf);
On January 16, the City Council ratified the public input process to be conducted over the next few months. In addition, the Mayor appointed a McIntyre Public Input Blue Ribbon Steering Committee.
Appointments to the McIntyre Public Input Blue Ribbon Steering Committee are:
Councilor Chris Dwyer, Chair
Councilor Doug Roberts
Councilor Rebecca Perkins
Former Mayor Tom Ferrini
The Committee's charge is to: to sponsor, oversee and implement a public input process in coordination with the City staff; second, assemble the priorities and principles resulting from the process and report back to the City Council. The input will be used in the crafting of successful application to the National Park Service to transfer of the property from the General Services Administration (GSA) to the City under the Historic Monument Program. The Committee’s work should be completed by April 9, 2018.