Envision Franklin

Design Concepts | ENVISION FRANKLIN 65 USES Primary Assisted Living and Multifamily Residential Secondary Accessory Dwellings, Big Houses, Duplexes, Institutional, Recreation, Single-Family Residential, and Townhouses FORM Building Placement New development is encouraged to be master planned to achieve a cohesive design for the entire site. New and infill development is encouraged to provide a variety of housing types and should be designed so that duplexes, singlefamily dwellings, and townhouses are located on the periphery in order to transition to existing single-family neighborhoods. Building setbacks adjacent to streets should be minimal to create an active street environment that encourages pedestrian activity. Where internal drives are used to organize buildings and pedestrian movement, setbacks to internal drives should be minimized wherever possible. Buildings, where feasible, should be sited or designed to create public spaces, such as a formal open space, pedestrian plaza, courtyard, outdoor seating area, etc., that are easily accessible from adjacent streets or sidewalks. Within Mack Hatcher Parkway, building setbacks should be consistent with those of the established neighborhood; however, building setbacks internal to a development may differ from the established setbacks in the area. Building Character Buildings should engage and define the street edge with landscaping, pedestrian walkways, and street furnishings to allow for safe and comfortable movement of pedestrians. Buildings should have a primary entry identity that defines the visual character of the building, and it should be oriented toward the primary street. Buildings may have additional primary entrances, which should be oriented to a secondary street, internal drive that resembles a street, or prominent public space. First floors should have active community spaces, including leasing offices, workout facilities, and other amenities, that are individually accessible from the street. When sited near nonresidential uses within walking distance, multifamily units should provide individual ground floor entrances, stoops or front porches, and pedestrian connections to the street or to a drive resembling a street. Dwellings within new developments should provide an appropriate mix of cohesive architectural styles and building materials that enhance the City’s character. Architecture should contain a rich blending of designs that complement each other yet not be overly repetitive. If designed with garages, dwellings should have rear-loaded garages accessed by alleys. MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL