Envision Franklin

Design Concepts | ENVISION FRANKLIN 29 USES Primary Single-Family Residential Secondary Accessory Dwellings, Duplexes, Institutional, Live-Work Units, Local Commercial at intersections and where historically accurate, and Recreation FORM Building Placement Buildings and their main entrances should be oriented toward the street, and buildings should have shallow front, side, and rearyard setbacks. Double frontage, reverse frontage, and flag lots are discouraged. Bungalow-court designs, where several cottages front a common open space, are also appropriate. Building Character The historic identity of the area should be preserved through special attention to massing and scale of new development. New buildings should have a cottage building form designed to be compatible with the predominant character along the street and should be sensitive to nearby buildings. Accessory dwellings should fit in contextually to the principal dwelling. Building Height New buildings should appear to be within one-half story of the average building height of existing structures along the same block face. In no case should the building height exceed two stories. New two-story dwellings should not detract or overwhelm the existing historic structures. Lot Size Lot depths, sizes, and widths vary between streets, as well as along individual streets, and should be designed to ensure that new lots are appropriately sized for each street and to promote contextual compatibility. Minimum of 4,000 square feet SITE DESIGN Landscape Infill developments should have landscaping and street trees. Amenities Institutional uses and public parks serve as active and passive recreation and meet the open-space needs in this area. Bicycle and pedestrian connections to these locations should be enhanced and improved. Access Lots should be accessed from alleys or by driveways from the street. Streets should have multiple connections that allow for opportunities to walk to local destinations by a variety of routes. Streets should be designed for slower speeds to allow for mixing pedestrian and vehicular traffic. If there are existing street connections or stubouts adjacent to proposed developments, then those in the proposed developments should connect to the existing street network. If there are no existing street or stubout connections, then other locations should be identified in order to increase connectivity between developments. Parking On-street and off-street COMPACT RESIDENTIAL