The Portsmouth Housing Authority selected Eckman Construction to server as construction manager to provide pre-construction and construction services for a new mixed-use affordable housing complex located in the Historic District of downtown Portsmouth.

The project features 64 units of affordable housing, an underground parking garage, community room, and will house a historic firefighting apparatus on display which was used by the city of Portsmouth.

Eckman is making efforts to save a historic building located on site, as demolition occurs around its exterior. The structure will be incorporated into a green space that will act as a hub for the community and increase exposure for the building’s retail tenants.

Construction is scheduled to begin later in 2019. The architect on the project is CJ Architects.