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City-Wide Open House Public Forum
When: December 11, 2014 06:00 PM until 08:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
The Franklin Planning Commission has completed the final draft of the Comprehensive Plan 2014-2024 and wants your input on shaping the future development of Franklin.
Event Details:

Good Morning DFA Board, Downtown Business, & Friends,
Thursday, December 11 @ 6 pm there is a very important Public Forum being held at Franklin City Council Chambers.
The Franklin Planning Commission has completed the final draft of the Comprehensive Plan 2014-2024 and wants your input on shaping the future development of Franklin.

This is a prime opportunity for us to make sure the information in the comprehensive plan the directly affects our Downtown is the best for our future.

The full plan (116 pages) is available on the home page of the City website in the middle of the page:

PUBLIC NOTICES:
2014-2024 Franklin/Southampton Comprehensive Plan - Draft
I have attached three sections (17 pages including 4 maps) that I think are very important to our Historic Downtown District. I encourage you to read them over (particularly the recommendations on the last pages of each section) and hopefully attend some portion of the Open House Public Forum to provide your questions, input, changes and support of the plan where appropriate.
Here is a summary of the attachments: Note pertinent maps referenced in these sections are included in the last four pages.
2-9 through 2-11- brief overview of Plans and recommendations to improve housing. Most important is part that references Mixed Use (AKA upper floor housing) in the Downtown Special Taxing District 2-10.
3-8 through 3-10 – Brief overview of Economic Development and Tourism with recommendations on page 3-10
8-1 & 8-2; 8-6 through 8-8; & 8-18 through 8-19 – Land Use – 8-1 through 8-18 includes a brief overview of land use. 8-18 & 8-19 are recommendations. Again important parts are references to Mixed-use zoning for B-2 (Central Commercial District – AKA Downtown Franklin)(page 8-18); historic district boundary (page 8-19);
Please pay particular attention to page 8-6 references to the Franklin Historic Preservation Commission and Franklin Design Review Guidelines. We need to be very careful to have any commission or guidelines that are so restrictive that they inhibit property owners and/or developers from revitalization efforts in our Historic Downtown.
Hope you can make it tomorrow.
Please contact me with any questions
Thank you
Dan Howe
Executive Director
757-647-4833

Sandy Holloman
Office Manager
Downtown Franklin Association
(757) 562-6900

Good Morning DFA Board, Downtown Business, & Friends,
Thursday, December 11 @ 6 pm there is a very important Public Forum being held at Franklin City Council Chambers.
The Franklin Planning Commission has completed the final draft of the Comprehensive Plan 2014-2024 and wants your input on shaping the future development of Franklin.

This is a prime opportunity for us to make sure the information in the comprehensive plan the directly affects our Downtown is the best for our future.

The full plan (116 pages) is available on the home page of the City website in the middle of the page:

PUBLIC NOTICES:
2014-2024 Franklin/Southampton Comprehensive Plan - Draft
I have attached three sections (17 pages including 4 maps) that I think are very important to our Historic Downtown District. I encourage you to read them over (particularly the recommendations on the last pages of each section) and hopefully attend some portion of the Open House Public Forum to provide your questions, input, changes and support of the plan where appropriate.
Here is a summary of the attachments: Note pertinent maps referenced in these sections are included in the last four pages.
2-9 through 2-11- brief overview of Plans and recommendations to improve housing. Most important is part that references Mixed Use (AKA upper floor housing) in the Downtown Special Taxing District 2-10.
3-8 through 3-10 – Brief overview of Economic Development and Tourism with recommendations on page 3-10
8-1 & 8-2; 8-6 through 8-8; & 8-18 through 8-19 – Land Use – 8-1 through 8-18 includes a brief overview of land use. 8-18 & 8-19 are recommendations. Again important parts are references to Mixed-use zoning for B-2 (Central Commercial District – AKA Downtown Franklin)(page 8-18); historic district boundary (page 8-19);
Please pay particular attention to page 8-6 references to the Franklin Historic Preservation Commission and Franklin Design Review Guidelines. We need to be very careful to have any commission or guidelines that are so restrictive that they inhibit property owners and/or developers from revitalization efforts in our Historic Downtown.
Hope you can make it tomorrow.
Please contact me with any questions
Thank you
Dan Howe
Executive Director
757-647-4833

Sandy Holloman
Office Manager
Downtown Franklin Association
(757) 562-6900

Location: 207 W Second Ave., Franklin, VA, 23851
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