Portsmouth workforce housing plan gains key approval

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Housing Authority’s plan to build a 64-unit workforce housing development in the city’s downtown has received a key approval. The Historic District Commission voted unanimously to approve the four-story building plan for what is now a parking lot between Central Fire Station and Feaster Apartments off Court Street. The project at [...]

By | 2018-07-13T20:02:20+00:00 July 13th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

Frisbee’s Market site makeover shaping up

KITTERY POINT, Maine -- Construction work continues by the Pepperrell Cove Group on four new businesses in the buildings that housed Frisbee’s Market and Cap’n Simeon’s restaurant, with the convenience store, Provisions, eying an early March opening. Along with Provisions, the Pepperrell Cove Group will open two restaurants. Frisbee’s Wharf will open behind the Cap’n [...]

By | 2018-07-13T20:01:50+00:00 April 9th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

HDC approves rooftop bar in North End hotel

PORTSMOUTH -- The Historic District Commission overwhelmingly approved the addition of a rooftop deck/bar to an already approved five-story AC Hotel on Vaughan Street. The HDC delayed making a decision on the request to add a rooftop deck to the hotel at its November hearing, after several commissioners raised concerns about the massing of the [...]

By | 2017-12-08T19:56:53+00:00 December 7th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

NH Homebuilders honor CJ Architects for design excellence

PORTSMOUTH -- CJ Architects, a regional architectural design and management firm, received three Cornerstone Awards for design from the New Hampshire Homebuilders Association at its recent awards ceremony. The annual awards recognize excellence in the building industry. CJ Architects won gold in the Light Commercial Design category for its work on the Portsmouth branch of [...]

By | 2017-12-08T19:50:31+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

143-room Portsmouth hotel wins HDC approval

PORTSMOUTH – The Historic District Commission voted 4-3 to grant a certificate of approval for Cathartes Private Investments’ proposal to build a five-story, 143-room hotel next to 3S Artspace in the city’s North End. The project, which includes a nearly one acre community waterfront park along the North Mill Pond that will be deeded to [...]

By | 2017-10-05T13:28:30+00:00 June 9th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

On the Seacoast, Dover is now the target for redevelopment

PORTSMOUTH - The owner of CJ Architects is helping two Seacoast cities grow, and her passion for planning and design is part of her professional and personal life. Carla Goodknight is known in Portsmouth for helping to transform the North End into an upcoming and vibrant community through her work. Her firm designed the HarborCorp [...]

By | 2017-10-05T13:28:42+00:00 June 6th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

Frisbee’s Market Rises from the Ashes

CJ Architects is partnering with the Pepperrell Cove team to focus their experience and passion for historic design on the Kittery waterfront project. Their focus is to create a unique design identity that respects the past of Pepperrell Cove.Known for their expertise in revitalizing historic buildings and neighborhoods, CJ Architects has earned a reputation as [...]

By | 2017-10-05T13:28:55+00:00 May 19th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

CJ Architects – Raising the Bar in Portsmouth

The city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire has seen extensive new commercial and residential development and expansion over the past several decades. If the recent new development sale prices are any indication, it is one of the most desirable waterfront communities north of Boston. Portsmouth is becoming one of the highest priced commercial and residential addresses [...]

By | 2017-10-05T13:29:01+00:00 March 16th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

New hotel proposed for Portsmouth’s North End

PORTSMOUTH – Cathartes Private Investments is planning to build a five-story hotel next to 3S Artspace on Vaughan Street in the city's booming North End. The project also includes a proposal to create and then deed over to the city of Portsmouth a nearly one-acre waterfront park that would connect the North Mill Pond to [...]

By | 2017-10-05T13:29:07+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

Optima Bank announces strong third quarter, new branch

PORTSMOUTH – Optima Bank & Trust, the only locally-owned commercial bank headquartered in the New Hampshire Seacoast has opened its newest location in downtown Portsmouth. Optima Chairman and CEO Daniel Morrison cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the official opening of the 143 Daniel St. branch. The new branch is located on the street level across [...]

By | 2017-10-05T13:29:15+00:00 November 17th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|