Envision FranklinThe City of Franklin has completed a draft update to their long-range land use plan for the city. The new and improved plan is titled Envision Franklin which articulates the long-term vision of the kind of places that Franklin’s residents, businesses, and institutions want for their future. The drafting of Envision Franklin began with a series of community workshops in May of 2015. Envision Franklin provides policies that direct future development in a way that strengthens the City and creates exceptional places for people while preserving the past and planning for the future.

Envision Franklin sets forth a framework that provides guidance to the City in making land use decisions, managing the quality of development, determining the timing and location of future growth, and directing investment and development activity. It is meant to be a dynamic tool that is responsive to changes in the City and is periodically updated.

As part of the unveiling, the City will introduce the Plan to the public and gather feedback through two open houses. The first is on Monday, September 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, at 109 3rd Avenue South, Franklin, TN. The second is Tuesday, September 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Columbia State Community College, Williamson Campus, at their new location at 1228 Liberty Pike, Franklin, TN and will be held in the administration building located at the top of the hill. Envision Franklin will also be discussed throughout the community with various civic groups and organizations. Additional information will be available as these meetings are scheduled.

Participants can come to either open house at their leisure to review a variety of stations that focus on different aspects of the Plan. City planning staff and the consultants from Rundell Ernstberger & Associates will be present to answer questions and take comments. A draft of the plan can be found on the City’s website and a copy will be available at the open house to review.

For more information about Envision Franklin, please visit the City’s website at