Envision Franklin, the City's land use plan, is adopted and maintained by the Franklin Municipal Planning Commission. It is a general plan for physical development and articulates the vision for the future of the City and its Urban Growth Boundary.
Zoning Ordinance & Subdivision Regulations
These documents are the implementation tools of the policy statements in Envision Franklin. They contain rules of procedure, land uses, and zoning districts, and detailed design controls for how development should interact with our community (e.g. setbacks, landscaping, architecture).
- Zoning Ordinance
- Subdivision Regulations
- Subdivision Regulations - Effective 12/30/19
- Administrative Manual
Historic District Design Guidelines
The Franklin Historic District Design Guidelines are intended to assist property owners and the Historic Zoning Commission by guiding appropriate rehabilitation, new construction, and other improvements within the City’s local historic districts.
Planning Reports and Studies
- 2018 Development Report
- 2017 Development Report
- 2013 CPAT Study Report
- 2006 Household Survey Results
- 2006 Annexation Feasibility Study
Other Planning Related Documents
- Addressing Manual
- Community Revitalization Plan
- Guidebook to Hamlets, Conservation Subdivisions and TND
Local and Regional Transportation Planning
The City of Franklin is a part of the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). They help to coordinate regional plans, reports and studies, such as those listed below.
- 2035 Regional Transportation Plan
- Transportation Improvement Program
- Nashville Area MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Study
The City of Franklin Transit System is managed and operated by the Transportation Management Association (TMA) Group. The TMA Group recently conducted a study of transit options to address growth and development in the Cool Springs area of Franklin, which can be found at the link below.