Historic preservation planning is a helpful tool for future development of any historic property, whether an individual building or a larger district. When developing a preservation plan, Goodwin's experts examine the building inside and out, and create a detailed report that notes its important, character defining features and offers recommendations for its management, both currently and in the future.
Any preservation plan for an historic property must accord with the rules and regulations imposed by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. A well-developed plan can offer many benefits to owners and developers, including allowing them to identify which parts of the property need maintenance to preserve its historic integrity, and which parts need appropriate changes for modern adaptation. It also can help cities identify which historical structures should be reused and rehabilitated. Goodwin's firm, R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., currently is completing 28 preservation and resiliency plans for 28 coastal towns and cities in Connecticut as part of recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy.