Envision Franklin

36 ENVISION FRANKLIN | Design Concepts SITE DESIGN Landscape Fifty percent or more of developments should be preserved as permanent open space designed around existing natural features, such as hillsides and hilltops, riparian corridors, and tree rows. If the farmstead compound is used, a higher percentage of open space should be dedicated to offset the intensity of this use. Generally, 70% open space should be preserved. Common design elements, such as fieldstone walls and wood plank fencing, should be preserved and used along major thoroughfares to reflect Franklin’s community identity. Historic site features such as cemeteries, barns, accessory structures, and agriculturally related features should be preserved in their locations and context with careful site design around them to preserve the character of Franklin. Amenities Amenities, including multi-use paths, should be provided within the open space. Access Lots should be accessed from alleys or by driveways from the street. Streets should have multiple connections in order to provide a variety of routes. 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 Parking should be to the side and rear of buildings or on-street. TRANSPORTATION Vehicular Vehicular connections should be provided through adjacent developments and connect to the existing street network. New streets should be designed per the Corridor Character Matrix and Connect Franklin. Bicycle and Pedestrian New development should provide sidewalks, multi-use paths, and trails throughout its open spaces. They should connect to other conservation areas, paths, adjacent uses, and streets. These bicycle, pedestrian, and multi-use path connections should be designed and provided per the Corridor Character Matrix, Connect Franklin, Parks Master Plan, and this Plan. Transit Transit stops should be provided along existing or planned routes. SPECIAL CONSID. Boyd Mill Avenue, Magnolia Hall Historic Estate The historic home and the existing viewsheds of the property should be preserved. Limited clustered single-family infill may be appropriate if the historic estate and its setting are preserved. Proper integration and transition should be provided to the historic buildings, and the layout of the site should make the historic buildings the prominent features of the development. The Historic Zoning Commission should make a formal recommendation on any future development proposed for this site. Recommendations by the Historic Zoning Commission should be incorporated into the design of any future development on the site. New Hwy 96 West, Centennial Hall Historic Estate The historic home and its prominent front yard should be preserved. Limited clustered infill may be appropriate if designed to minimize obstruction of its viewshed. Columbia Pike, South of Mack Hatcher Parkway This scenic corridor should have deep setbacks of at least 250 feet for new development. Informal landscape design and rural features, such as stone walls, wood plank fencing, and informal tree plantings, should be utilized to sustain the scenic and rural quality of the area. CONSERVATION SUBDIVISION