The city of Franklin is updating the Historic District Design Guidelines, which provides guidance for Franklin’s historic districts.
The goals of the document are to provide guidance for the preservation of historic resources and to ensure that proposed exterior alterations are compatible with the historic districts. The update is intended to create a more user-friendly, graphic-focused document for use by homeowners, property owners and design professionals within Franklin’s historic districts.
During May and June of this year, the public participated in a general survey that provided feedback on community preservation values. City staff utilized the feedback to create the first public draft of the updated Design Guidelines.
The public is encouraged to review the draft and offer feedback at www.franklintn.gov/designguidelinesupdate. The initial survey results are posted there as well.
Signs will also be posted within the historic districts with a scannable QR code to access the draft and survey results.
Franklin planning staff is offering open office hours to allow citizens to provide feedback and ask questions related to the draft. Open office hours will be held in Franklin City Hall on Nov. 11 and 18, Dec. 9 and 16, and Jan. 20 and 21. The November and December dates will be held from noon-5 p.m., and the January dates from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
A virtual public meeting will be held on Jan. 19 from 6-7 p.m.; the access information will be posted on the city’s website by the beginning of January.