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File #: 17-0035    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/4/2017 In control: Franklin Municipal Planning Commission
On agenda: 1/26/2017 Final action: 1/26/2017
Title: PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of Franklin Municipal Planning Commission Resolution 2016-91, A Resolution to Adopt Envision Franklin.
Attachments: 1. RESOLUTION 2016-91 FMPC Adopt Envision Franklin, 2. Final Draft Envision Franklin, 3. Staff PPT for Public Hearing, 4. Revisions List for 12 2016 Final Draft, 5. Citizen Comment Cards Categorized, 6. Envision Franklin Facebook Comments, 7. Franklin Tomorrow Letter January 6 2017
DATE: January 18, 2017

TO: Franklin Municipal Planning Commission

FROM: Andrew Orr, Principal Planner
Kelly Dannenfelser, Long-Range Planning Supervisor
Emily Hunter, Director of Planning and Sustainability


SUBJECT:
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PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of Franklin Municipal Planning Commission Resolution 2016-91, A Resolution to Adopt Envision Franklin.
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Purpose
The purpose of this memo is to provide information to the Franklin Municipal Planning Commission (FMPC) concerning a resolution to adopt Envision Franklin.

Background
The City's Land Use Plan was adopted in 2004, but has not been updated since 2011. In the fall of 2014, the City was actively working with CHA Consulting to update the Major Thoroughfare Plan. To better link transportation and land use planning, Contract 2013-0135, establishing a professional services agreement between the City of Franklin and CHA Consulting, was amended to include professional services for land use planning.

Public meetings were held May 4-6, 2015 at Eastern Flank Battlefield Park to gather input and engage the community. Over the course of 2015 and 2016, the P&SD staff worked with CHA (now Rundell Ernstberger Associates) to create a new planning document that provides clear and concise guidance to property owners and the development community.

The first draft of Envision Franklin was released to the public on July 20, 2016. During the following months, the P&SD staff provided many opportunities to the public to learn more about the plan and provide input, culminating in the open houses held on September 26 and September 27, 2016, in which over 200 people attended. Throughout the public engagement phase, 88 comment cards were collected and over 20 posts were made on the City's social media pages. Moreover, presentations about Envision Franklin were delivered to various groups including the Downtown Franklin Association, the Franklin Tomorrow Board, the Franklin Breakfast Rotary, the Des...

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