Envision Franklin

80 ENVISION FRANKLIN | Design Concepts NEIGHBORHOOD MIXED-USE SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS (CONT.) First Avenue, East Main Street, Bridge Street Area along the Harpeth River • A distinctive and unique feature of the skyline is the grain silos of the historic Lillie Belle Flour Company. Efforts should be made to repurpose this structure instead of removing it. These structures offer potential for truly scenic views of Central Franklin from what could become multifamily residential, offices, or even a specialty hotel, such as Quaker Square in Akron, Ohio. New-building architecture between Church and East Main Streets should pay homage to the industrial/agricultural history of the area. • Church Street should extend east into this area, connecting to an internal street/driveway network providing a system of northsouth access parallel to First Avenue South. • Open spaces in the developable area will be limited to small greens or outdoor plaza spaces, highly accessible and visible and in a prominent location that encourages continued active use.