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Petitioning Portsmouth Virginia City Council

Portsmouth Virginia City Council: Protect the Historic Commercial District in Olde Towne Portsmouth VA

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Montgomery Square also known as the 700 block of High Street which is at the corner of High Street and Effingham Street in Portsmouth Virginia is in threat of being redeveloped as all residential apartments from ground up.

Presently the building houses 69 apartments on the upper floors ONLY with the original concept as commercial/retail on the first floors that would only add to the retail development of Olde Towne. The small shop owners of Olde Towne have been looking forward to an anchor store or at least retail to fill that space since 2007. Now the present owners which acquired through foreclosure want to give up on retail on this very historic busy intersection.

Help us tell City Council to demand a better way of bringing a true successful downtown back to Portsmouth. Sign this petition to help us save the Historic Commercial High Street Corridor also known as Downtown Portsmouth Historic District National Register #03001485.     

Thank you

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