114 ENVISION FRANKLIN | Process and Outreach PUBLIC WORKSHOP SERIES A three-night series of public workshops was held May 4-6, 2015, to discuss current land-use, development, and design issues and to identify objectives for future growth and development. The findings from the workshop series influenced the direction and shape of the Plan’s vision, guiding principles, and design concepts. The workshops began with a brief presentation of the existing vision, planning principles, and growth trends. Participants were then divided into small groups to discuss concerns regarding growth and land use, to identify a vision for future growth, and to suggest preferences on types and design of new development. Over 100 participants attended the meetings over three nights. Maps summarizing the comments and ideas from the workshop series are located in Appendix D. 2015 LAND USE PLAN UPDATE PUBLIC WORKSHOP EASTERN FLANK BATTLEFIELD EVENT FACILITY 1368 EASTERN FLANK CIRCLE | 6:00pm to 8:00pm Monday, May 4 Tuesday, May 5 Wednesday, May 6 Please help us plan the future growth of our city. Come share your vision and take part in a fun discussion on how we can continue to grow and prosper as a community. WORKSHOP DISCUSSION WILL INCLUDE: How much growth should we anticipate? Where should growth occur? What kind of growth is desired? Where are utilities and adequate transportation routes available? What actions should the City take to accommodate new growth? http://www.franklintn.gov/government/planning-and-sustainability/2015-land-use-plan-update Emily.Hunter@franklin.gov COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT The most critical part of the process was engaging the community to participate by identifying current land-use and development issues and by providing guidance on how they would like to see Franklin evolve in the coming years. The best planning efforts are those that have life long after the plan has been adopted, and that cannot happen without strong community endorsement. To ensure that the Plan considers and addresses issues important to City residents, businesses, and institutions, various public-involvement opportunities and methods were employed. STAKEHOLDER INTERVIEWS One-on-one interviews were conducted with the Mayor, Aldermen, and Planning Commissioners to gather information on land use, growth, development preferences, infrastructure expansion, and transportation, including streets, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian amenities. Interviews were held May 4-6, 2015, and were conducted in a conversational format to identify the key planning issues that should be addressed in the Plan.