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Historic Zoning Commission

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The Historic Zoning Commission (HZC) is composed of nine (9) citizen appointees who represent the discipline of architecture, history or historic preservation, the local planning commission, and the community in general. The mission of the HZC is to preserve and protect Franklin's historic resources through identification, designation, and design review.

When property owners intend to demolish or make exterior changes in material or design to buildings in the Historic Preservation Overlay (HPO), the HZC reviews the plans to see whether the requested changes would damage the historic value of the property or the district. Basing its review on adopted design guidelines, the city's zoning ordinance, and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation, the HZC reviews and approves any exterior alterations in material or design.

For more information about the Historic Zoning Commission and the Certificate of Appropriateness review process, please visit our Historic Preservation Program page.

If you are considering exterior changes within the HPO, please contact Amanda Rose, City Preservation Planner, at 615.550.6737 or

Historic Zoning Commission

NAME                                    APPT DATE         TERM END DATE
Jim Roberts
1/2014 12/2018
Jeff Carson
1/2016 12/2020
Mary Pearce
1/2016 12/2020
Susan Besser 1/2012 12/2016
Mel Thompson
6/2014 12/2017
Rusty Womack 1/2014 12/2018
Lisa Marquardt 1/2016 12/2020 
Mike Hathaway Co-terminus Co-terminus
Ken Scalf

Staff: Amanda Rose




harlinsdale barn at sunset



Design Review Committee for Franklin Historic Zoning Commission

Design Review Committee for Franklin Historic Zoning Commission

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