Portsmouth, NH – The final vacant lot at 1900 Lafayatte Road (US Route 1) in the heart of Portsmouth’s office/residential zoning district will soon be home to Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s new facility. The MSC division of TFMoran, Inc. received planning board approval in March for two new medical office buildings to be constructed in two phases.
Phase 1 is currently under construction for the completion of this two-story, 21,000sf medical office building, that includes a driveway accessing Lafayette Road and the rear service road that accesses the Lafayette West Industrial Park. Also included in Phase 1 are the bulk of pavement, utilities, landscaping, site lighting, and a comprehensive drainage plan including rain gardens, infiltration basins, and subsurface storage/infiltration chambers.
Phase 2 is the construction of a two-story, 20,000sf office building towards the rear portion of the lot, near the entrance of the service road.
“The project required a lengthy and challenging permitting process, as details related to stormwater drainage and the complete build-out of a service road connecting local businesses were vital components of the project,” explained John Lorden, PE, MSC’s senior project manager.
Ultimately, stormwater drainage was allowed to connect to existing municipal storm drainage via a proposed service road. This connection of the service road located within the industrial park will provide additional access to local roads and nearby businesses. In 1983, an easement was established allowing access and use to all abutting parcels. The service road will provide more direct access to Portsmouth Regional Hospital for doctors and patients, and also alleviate some traffic on the heavily traveled corridor, according to Lorden.
BBL Medical Facilities and HCP Architects of Albany, N.Y. are constructing the facility via a design-build delivery system.