City, Newport Restoration Foundation select Thomason as part of building preservation effort

THE NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION and the city recently announced the selection of consultant Phil Thomason to develop graphics illustrating the city’s “Design Guidelines for Elevating Historic Buildings.” Thomason, second from right, recently joined, from left, foundation associate Margaret Back; Karl Andy Bjork, chair of Newport’s Historic District Commission; and Nicholas Armour, city preservation planner, at 70 Bridge St. as part of a tour of Newport’s Point neighborhood. / COURTESY NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION
NEWPORT – The city and a local foundation recently selected a Nashville-based consultant to help create guidelines for bolstering the resiliency of historic properties in the city’s low-lying areas threatened by sea-level rise. The Newport Restoration Foundation and the city’s government recently announced that they have selected Phil Thomason, of Thomason and Associates, to develop…

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