Envision Franklin

Design Concepts | ENVISION FRANKLIN 95 SITE DESIGN Landscape Landscape buffers adjacent to single-family residential areas; street trees; parking-area screening; service-area screening. 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 in order to limit curb cuts along the street. Access should be designed to maximize efficiency and to minimize the negative impacts on levels of service on adjacent streets. Internal drives should resemble streets rather than parking lot drive aisles. Parking and services should be accessed through internal and secondary streets. Parking Off-street parking should be provided, and parking structures are encouraged. Streets internal to a development may have on-street parking. The majority of off-street and structured parking should be located to the side or rear of buildings. Large expanses of pavement, particularly between a building and a street, should be avoided. Architectural and/or landscape features should be used so as to diminish the appearance of parking from public view. New developments should be encouraged to capitalize on shared parking efficiency with synergistic uses that have varying peak parking demands. TRANSPORTATION Vehicular Vehicular connections should be provided through adjacent developments and should connect to the existing street network. New streets should be designed per the Corridor Character Matrix and Connect Franklin. Bicycle and Pedestrian New development should provide sidewalks, multi-use paths, and trails throughout its open spaces. New development should provide connections between uses on the site and between the site and adjacent properties and rights-of-way. Internal pedestrian systems should provide direct access from sheltered transit stops to buildings. These bicycle, pedestrian, and multiuse path connections should be designed and provided per the Corridor Character Matrix, Connect Franklin, Parks Master Plan, and this Plan. Transit Transit should be enhanced in this area to serve and support existing and future businesses, residents, and visitors. Sheltered transit stations should be provided along existing or planned routes. Employer-transportation programs are encouraged in order to reduce the percentage of trips made by single-occupant vehicles and to encourage transportation by alternate modes. Large developments should consider using internal shuttle systems to provide for efficient vehicular transportation patterns. REGIONAL COMMERCE