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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

 2020 Meeting Schedule for Historic Zoning


NAME                                      APPT. DATE              TERM END DATE

Jim Roberts                              11/2018                     12/2023                           

Kelly Baker-Hefley                  12/2017                      12/2022

Jeffrey Carson                         1/2016                        12/2020

Ken Scalf                                  12/2016                      12/2021

Mary Pearce                            1/2016                        12/2020

Susan Besser                           12/2016                     12/2021

Brian Laster                             1/2019                        12/2023

Lisa Marquardt                       1/2016                        12/2020

Mike Hathaway                       11/2011                      Co-Terminus 

Amanda Rose                     Staff Person

harlinsdale barn at sunset




07/13/2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Agenda:7.13.20
07/20/2020 4:00 PM Not Included
08/10/2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Not Included
08/17/2020 4:00 PM Not Included
09/14/2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Not Included
09/21/2020 4:00 PM Not Included
10/12/2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Not Included
10/19/2020 4:00 PM Not Included
11/09/2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Not Included
11/16/2020 4:00 PM Not Included
12/14/2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Not Included
12/21/2020 4:00 PM Not Included
01/11/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Not Included
01/18/2021 4:00 PM Not Included
02/08/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Not Included
02/15/2021 4:00 PM Not Included

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