Envision Franklin

108 ENVISION FRANKLIN | Implementation IMPLEMENTATION The adoption of this Plan is the first step in the implementation process. It is the product of considerable effort on the part of City elected and appointed officials, the Planning Commission, the Planning and Sustainability Department, community leaders, and involved citizens. Moving the Plan from its long-term vision to reality is critical. It is a deliberate process accomplished through sound development decisions, policy-based decisions, land-regulation tools, coordination and partnerships, and special projects and studies. DEVELOPMENT DECISIONS Effective implementation involves a public-private partnership between developers and the City. It is the responsibility of developers to design development proposals around the tenets of the Plan, while it is the City’s responsibility to consider the Plan in each decision and find ways to give life to the vision and maintain its integrity. As authorized by the Tennessee Code Annotated, the Planning Commission will use the Plan to make decisions and recommendations about the physical development of the City. The Planning and Sustainability Department will provide support by evaluating proposed development and the degree to which it conforms to the Plan. Conformance with the Plan should be determined as follows: 1. Review the Guiding Principles to see if the proposed development or redevelopment actively supports the principles and the vision; 2. Determine the Design Concept that applies to the property using the Design Concepts map; 3. Review the applicable Design Concept section for appropriate land uses, building form (placement, character, height, and lot size), site design (landscape, amenities, access, and parking), and transportation recommendations (vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian, and transit); 4. Check to see if any special considerations apply to the property (located at the end of each Design Concept). If there is a conflict between the special considerations and the general Design Concept, the special considerations should apply; and 5. Determine whether the proposed building forms and uses conform to the Land Uses and Building Forms section. “MOVING THE PLAN FROM ITS LONG-TERM VISION TO REALITY IS CRITICAL.”