June 1, 2016

Nashville Business Journal
by Eric Snyder

Developers have proposed a 100-room hotel for a 2.2-acre site at First Avenue and Main Street in downtown Franklin.

The Tennessean reports that Franklin-based Chartwell Hospitality and landowner Preston Ingram want to develop a three-story, 100-room Hampton Inn & Suites on the site, which includes the former Dotson’s Restaurant.

To proceed, the project must first get approval from the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen, as the particular area of downtown doesn’t currently permit hotels. If approved, the project could then begin the site-plan approval process with the Franklin Planning Commission.