With the assistance of a Certified Local Government grant from the State historic preservation office, the Town of North Kingstown is currently in the process of developing a set of design guidelines for Wickford Village. The guidelines will be focused on buildings in commercial use primarily along Brown Street, with possible inclusion of properties along West Main Street and portions of Main Street and Phillips Street. The guidelines are intended to ensure that any new construction, including additions to existing buildings, is both sensitive to and compatible with the surrounding National Register Historic District. The document will also provide guidance regarding the maintenance of existing historic buildings.
For more information about the design guidelines, please contact the Planning Department at (401) 268-1571.