The City of Franklin updates the Historic District Design Guidelines, which provide guidance for Historic Franklin districts.
The objectives of the document are to provide advice for the preservation of historic resources and to ensure that proposed exterior modifications are compatible with historic districts. The update aims to create a more user-friendly, graphics-focused document for use by homeowners, landlords and design professionals in historic Franklin neighborhoods.
In May and June of this year, the public participated in a general poll that provided feedback on the community’s preservation values. City staff used the feedback to create the first public draft of the updated design guidelines.
The public is encouraged to review the draft and provide comments to www.franklintn.gov/designguidelinesupdate. The first results of the survey are also displayed there.
Signs will also be posted in historic neighborhoods with a scannable QR code to access the results of the draft and survey.
Franklin planning staff provide open office hours for citizens to provide feedback and ask questions about the project. Office hours will be at Franklin Town Hall on November 11 and 18, December 9 and 16, and January 20 and 21. November and December dates will be from noon to 5 p.m. and January dates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A virtual public meeting will take place on January 19 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. access information will be posted on the city’s website by early January.