In Newport, a visitor center proposed at the Breakers Mansion passed a major hurdle last night.
The hotly contested center is still far from a reality.
The Preservation Society of Newport County which owns the Breakers Mansion wants to build a visitor center, which would house bathrooms, information, and food on the mansion’s property.
They say it’s needed to support the approximately four-hundred thousand annual visitors.
The Society applied for approval of the project from the city’s historic district commission, but was denied.