Envision Franklin

14 ENVISION FRANKLIN | Vision & Guiding Principles VISION Franklin will be a connected community of vibrant neighborhoods anchored by its historic downtown. The City seeks to strategically manage growth while preserving historic resources and natural beauty. Exceptionally designed places will enhance Franklin’s distinctive character and foster continued economic vitality. OVERVIEW OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES The guiding principles are long-term statements of direction for the City to advance the quality of development. The principles further define the vision and reflect the desired planning practices and respectful use of land and resources. The guiding principles are organized around eight themes: 1. Managed Growth 2. Economic Vitality 3. Vibrant Neighborhoods 4. Historic Preservation 5. Natural Beauty 6. Exceptional Design 7. Connected Community 8. Context-Responsive Infill “THESE PRINCIPLES FURTHER DEFINE THE VISION AND REFLECT THE DESIRED PLANNING PRACTICES AND RESPECTFUL USE OF LAND AND RESOURCES.”