Envision Franklin

Design Concepts | ENVISION FRANKLIN 75 SITE DESIGN Landscape Landscape buffers where nonresidential uses abut existing residential development; ornamental plantings; parking-lot islands; street trees. Historic site features such as cemeteries, barns, accessory structures, and agriculturally related features should be preserved in their locations and context with careful site design around them to preserve the character of Franklin. 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 vehicular access should be from the street. 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 to allow for mixing pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Strong pedestrian connections should be provided externally and internally so as 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 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 developments shall provide connections between uses on the site 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, Comprehensive Network Transportation Plan, Parks Master Plan, and this Plan. Transit Transit stops and/or stations should be provided along existing or planned routes. SPECIAL CON. Future Neighborhood Mixed-Use As the city grows, there may be a need for additional neighborhood mixed-use nodes that are not yet mapped. These potential nodes should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. A wider range of compatible uses may be considered for larger, master-planned developments. NEIGHBORHOOD MIXED-USE