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143-room Portsmouth hotel wins HDC approval

Friday, June 9, 2017  
Posted by: Taylor Salvato
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143-room Portsmouth hotel wins HDC approval
By: Jeff McMenemy

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 the city, now moves to the Planning Board next week for potential site plan approval.

Paul Young, the spokesperson for Cathartes, said: “We’re pleased with the results and it came after a five-month long process with a lot of positive input from the commission to make the project great.”

The $15 million to $20 million project will create 50 permanent hotel jobs and 200 construction jobs, Young said Thursday.

The project is being proposed to be built at 299 and 225 Vaughan St., in what is now a parking lot and an auto parts business. Read more at


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