New Pitch for Hotel and Starbucks in Portsmouth

New Pitch for Hotel and Starbucks in Portsmouth
April 29, 2024

The owners of an existing 1957 motel off the Route 1 Bypass want to demolish the building and replace it with a new five-story hotel and a Starbucks restaurant.

Giri Portsmouth 505 Inc., the owner of the property at 505 Route 1 Bypass, is seeking to redevelop the site with a 115-room Cambria hotel, plus a Starbucks restaurant with a drive-thru, according to documents filed with the city.

They are seeking six variances to move the redevelopment project forward and are scheduled to appear before the city’s Board of Adjustment Tuesday night, according to city documents.

This will mark the second time the developers have tried to secure variances to move a hotel and Starbucks project forward.