Envision Franklin

56 ENVISION FRANKLIN | Design Concepts SITE DESIGN Landscape New landscaping will be minimal, with the exception of planters. Urban open space should continue to consist of existing and future publicly accessible parks and open spaces, such as Bicentennial Park and the Harpeth River. Amenities Courtyards, outdoor dining areas, outdoor plazas, etc. The Harpeth River is intended to have a public edge that is physically and visually accessible to the public through a greenway network that extends north to south along the river. The purpose is to provide environmental educational opportunities, points for passive recreation, small informal gatherings and scenic vistas. Buildings should not turn their backs on the river, and sites should be designed to incorporate the river and access to it as an amenity. Access The existing interconnected sidewalk and street network will remain and should be enhanced. Pedestrian access is provided along the street. Vehicular access should be provided from secondary streets. Common or shared vehicular-access points are encouraged to limit curb cuts along the street. Parking On-street parking is encouraged. Off street and structured parking should be located to the rear of buildings. Large expanses of pavement should be avoided. Structured parking along the streets may be considered if it maintains active ground-floor uses along the entire street frontage. Landscape and/or architectural features should be used to diminish the appearance of parking from public view. Adequate parking for infill and adaptive reuse should be provided so as to support existing and future development and to minimize impacts to established neighborhoods. Shared parking is encouraged for synergistic uses that capitalize on varying peak times of parking demand. MAIN STREET