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Goose Creek Study

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Envision Franklin Amendment for recently annexed parcels in the Goose Creek area

What area was annexed?

The project area was annexed by referendum on October 22, 2019 and consists of 26 parcels located to the east of Interstate 65, south of Long Lane, continuing further south until approximately Pratt Lane. The total area that was annexed outside of the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) totals 474 acres.

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How are properties annexed into the City? Why was this area annexed?

Tennessee state law allows property owners to request annexation. These properties were located outside of the City’s UGB and were annexed by referendum. The properties are currently zoned Estate Residential (ER) which allows one dwelling unit on a minimum of two acres.

What are the Envision Franklin policies set forth for the area?

Currently, City of Franklin staff is working to identify appropriate Design Concepts for the recently annexed parcels. The parcels will likely have a mixture of Design Concepts proposed to the Franklin Planning Commission for ultimate approval.

What is Envision Franklin?

The Franklin Municipal Planning Commission adopted Envision Franklin on January 26, 2017. Envision Franklin articulates the long-term vision that will direct future development in a way that strengthens the City and creates exceptional places for people. It serves as the City's land use planning document adopted and maintained by the The Franklin Municipal Planning Commission (FMPC).  

How can I learn more about the Envision Franklin update?

You can learn more about this project as it continues forward by checking this page for updates, attending one of the upcoming project meetings, and by emailing to get on the email distribution list.

The City Staff will present information related to this project at the Joint Conceptual Workshops for the Franklin Municipal Planning Commission (FMPC) and Board of Mayor and Alderman on December 12th, January 23rd, and February 27th. The Joint Conceptual Workshops are held in the City Hall Training Room at 109 3rd Ave S. and typically start at 5:00 PM or 5:30 PM depending on the number of items. The final Envision Franklin recommendations will be placed on the March 26, 2020 Planning Commission agenda for a vote. 

December 12, 2019:  Project overview at the Joint Conceptual Workshop @ 5:00 PM in the City Hall Training Room

January 15, 2020:  The City is hosting a community meeting on January 15, 2020 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Eastern Flank Clubhouse (1368 Eastern Flank Circle). The meeting will be “open-house style” so citizens can come and go and provide feedback. View meeting materials here. View public comments from meeting here.

January 17, 2020: Open Office Hours at the Franklin Department of Planning and Sustainability in the Franklin City Hall, (109 3rd Ave S) from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please stop by to discuss the project. No appointment necessary.

January 23, 2020: Project update at the Joint Conceptual Workshop in the City Hall Training Room. View meeting presentation here.

February 27, 2020: Project update at the Joint Conceptual Workshop in the City Hall Training Room. View meeting presentation here.

March 18, 2020: As a safety measure to help keep our community healthy and safe from COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Envision Franklin recommendations for this project have been removed from the March 26th Planning Commission agenda. We will update this page once the item has been rescheduled.

Please contact Eric Conner for more information at or by phone at 550-6977.