Envision Franklin

46 ENVISION FRANKLIN | Design Concepts SITE DESIGN 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 Off- and on-street. Off-street parking should be provided to the rear of buildings. TRANSPORTATION Vehicular Vehicular connections should be provided to adjacent developments and connect to the existing street network. New developments should provide an interconnected sidewalk and street network in a grid or modified grid pattern. New streets should be designed per the Corridor Character Matrix and Connect Franklin. Bicycle and Pedestrian A coordinated pedestrian system should be provided throughout the area and in infill developments. Infill developments should provide connections between uses on the site and between the site and adjacent properties and rights-of-way. 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 CONSIDERATIONS Hooper Lane New developments or redevelopments should respect the rural character of Franklin Road and Harlinsdale Park. New or resubdivided lots should be a minimum of 4,000 square feet, and new dwellings should be single-family. Low-scale cottage redevelopment is encouraged, and new dwellings should not exceed one and one-half stories. Murfreesboro Road and Rebecca Court The rear of the properties along Murfreesboro Road, with frontage on Rebecca Court, may develop with a row of single-family dwellings with lot sizes reflecting those on the north side of Rebecca Court in order to complete the street. Institutional Uses Institutional uses may be appropriate if their locations do not negatively impact access, scale, and traffic of the surrounding area. These uses should be located at major intersections of arterial and collector streets. The conversion of dwellings in existing residential areas for institutional uses is not appropriate. Institutional uses should maintain the residential scale of its surroundings. O’More College of Design contains a stately historic home as its campus’ focal point. Any expansion of the campus or further development within the campus should be sensitively designed to preserve the historic structure and its setting. Further infill or expansion should be master planned. HISTORIC RESIDENTIAL