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Franklin asks public for input on housing analysis

The city of Franklin will kick off a housing analysis tomorrow with nine meetings set over two days.
The city of Franklin has chosen a consultant to perform a housing needs analysis and prepare a housing plan to assist decision makers, stakeholders, and citizens with understanding key housing issues in the area. 
BBC Research and Consulting Company will be in Franklin on Jan. 8-9 for a series of meetings. All meetings are open to the public, but the key meeting for public to attend and give feedback is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. at City Hall in the boardroom. 
Staff from BBC will provide a measured assessment of present and future unmet housing demand focusing on short-to-mid-term housing demand over the next five, 10, and 15 years. The final report from the consulting company will offer community leaders and stakeholders a basis for formulating specific housing priorities as they relate to a healthy community, policy alternatives and related strategies. The study will cost the city $59,700, which is funded through the Building and Neighborhood Services annual budget. 
The following is a schedule of meetings over Jan. 8-9:

Jan. 8, Wednesday (City Hall Training Room) 
• 7 a.m. Design Professionals and Developers Group 
• 9 a.m. Realtors 
• 10:30 a.m. Non-Profits 
• 3 p.m. Housing Commission Executive Committee 
Jan. 9, Thursday (Community Development Room, City Hall) 
• 7:30 a.m. Housing Commission 

• 9 a.m. Corporations/Employers 

• 1 p.m. Elected Officials 

• 3:30 p.m. City Staff 

• 6 p.m. Public Meeting (City Hall Boardroom)

Posted on: 1/7/2014


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