Envision Franklin

70 ENVISION FRANKLIN | Design Concepts FORM Building Height Building height is encouraged to be two stories at the street and may include a recessed third story. Buildings on the periphery should transition in height to nearby dwellings so as to ensure compatibility. SITE DESIGN Landscape Ornamental plantings, parking-lot islands, street trees, and landscape buffers, where adjacent to residential development. Amenities Formal, usable open spaces, such as plazas, courtyards, and outdoor seating areas, that serve as gathering areas. These open spaces should be highly accessible and in a prominent location that encourages continued active use. Access Primary access should be from the street; however, common or shared access points are encouraged to limit curb cuts along the street. Internal drives should resemble streets rather than parking lot drive aisles. Parking and services should be accessed through internal and secondary streets. Streets should be designed for slower speeds in order to allow for mixing pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Strong pedestrian connections should be provided externally and internally in order to connect to adjacent neighborhoods. Parking On-street parking is encouraged along internal and low-volume streets. Off-street and structured parking should be located to the side or rear of buildings, away from streets. 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. TRANSPORTATION Vehicular 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 new developments. New development should provide connections between uses on and between the site and adjacent properties and rights-of-way. Wider sidewalks that allow for outdoor seating, comfortable pedestrian movement, and active storefronts are encouraged. Bicycle, multi-use path, and pedestrian connections should be designed and provided per the Corridor Character Matrix, Connect Franklin, Parks Master Plan, and this Plan. Transit Transit stops and/or stations should be provided along existing or planned routes. NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL