The Portsmouth City Council voted Monday night to apply to acquire the downtown McIntyre property, and legally bind the city into a public-private partnership with the developer Redgate/Kane. The city is applying to the national parks service to acquire the federal property, through a program called the Historic Property Surplus Program . It would allow the Portsmouth to acquire and redevelop the McIntyre site at no cost to the city. The redevelopment project has been the subject of debate in recent weeks, after the group Revisit McIntyre gained over 600 signatures in a petition against the project, and a public hearing was called on the issue. The Redgate/Kane proposal calls for two new buildings in addition to the existing McIntyre building, with...
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Portsmouth City Council Votes to Partner with Redgate/Kane for McIntyre Site