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Contact: (615) 791-3212

The Department of Planning and Sustainability provides the following services.

  • Expertise and technical assistance to the following Commissions and committees:

The Franklin Department of Planning and Sustainability's mission is to improve the Franklin built environment, while promoting the conservation of both the environment and historic resources through effective and efficient use of plans and regulations.  This includes maintaining far-sighted policies and goals through planning documents, such as the following.

The department implements those policies and goals through land-use regulations such as the Zoning Ordinance, the Subdivision Regulations, and the Design Guidelines. The efficient and effective implementation of the plans and regulations of Franklin provides a solid foundation for an excellent quality of life for its residents and stakeholders.


Per the U.S. Postal Service National Delivery Planning Standards, a Guide for Builders and Developers, published December 12, 2017, developers and builders must notify the USPS Growth Manager to determine appropriate method of delivery. Most new development will be required to utilize centralized mail delivery receptacles.

Conditions of Approval_01.pdf

 Notice for developers usps