Envision Franklin

58 ENVISION FRANKLIN | Design Concepts MIXED RESIDENTIAL “NEW NEIGHBORHOODS SHOULD HAVE WALKABLE, WELLCONNECTED STREET SYSTEMS THAT CONNECT TO SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS AND NEARBY DESTINATIONS.” The Mixed Residential design concept contains residential neighborhoods with a combination of single-family dwellings, big houses, duplexes, and townhouses. The defined character across this design concept may vary by neighborhood, but new development should transition from existing development patterns in adjacent neighborhoods. New neighborhoods should have walkable, well-connected street systems that connect to surrounding neighborhoods and nearby destinations. They should be designed around natural features to highlight forested areas, hillsides and hilltops, streams, and tree rows as accessible amenities. Infill and redevelopment near Downtown Franklin should maintain the traditional residential character and reflect the scale of the area. Architecture, building setbacks, housing choices, scale, and walkability are important components of this design concept.