Envision Franklin

98 ENVISION FRANKLIN | Design Concepts USES Primary Single-Family Residential Secondary Institutional and Recreation FORM Building Placement Buildings and their main entrances should address the street. Double frontage, reverse frontage, and flag lots are discouraged. Front-yard setbacks should be consistent along each block, but may vary between neighborhoods or between sections of neighborhoods. Side- and rear-yard setbacks of new buildings should be designed so as to maintain privacy for both new and existing neighboring properties. Building Character New buildings along established streets should be designed to be compatible with the predominant character along the street. The integrity of existing neighborhoods and subdivisions should be preserved. Dwellings within new developments should provide a mix of 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. Proportion, design, and facade width of dwelling should not be dominated by garages. Rear and side facing garages are encouraged, as well as front-facing garages that are substantially recessed from the front facade of the dwelling. Building Height Maximum of two and one-half stories Lot Size New development should include a range of lot sizes, the following are recommended minimums, but lot sizes should vary to provide more diverse housing options. Larger developments are expected to have a wide range of sizes. Lots with dwellings having attached garages that are front, side, or rear facing should have minimum widths of 65 feet and minimum sizes of 7,150 square feet. Lots with dwellings having front-facing detached garages should have minimum widths of 50 feet and minimum sizes of 5,500 square feet. Lots with single-family dwellings accessed by alleys should have a minimum lot width of 40 feet and a minimum lot size of 4,000 square feet. However, if infrastructure, drainage, and parking concerns are adequately addressed, up to 15% of the total number of residential units could be on narrower lots with a reduced minimum lot size as long as they are interspersed throughout the proposed development. Lots on the periphery of new developments should be sized to be consistent with the existing lots of adjacent neighborhoods. Smaller lots may be located internally within new developments and should be served by active park amenities within walking distance. SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL