Envision Franklin

Design Concepts | ENVISION FRANKLIN 99 SITE DESIGN Landscape Existing features, such as hillsides and hilltops, stone walls, tree rows, and wood-plank fencing, enhance the area and should be preserved. New landscaping should be provided at neighborhood entrances and in common open spaces. Common design elements, such as fieldstone walls and wood plank fencing, should be used along major thoroughfares to reflect Franklin’s community identity. Amenities Neighborhood amenities include common, usable open spaces, such as clubhouses, multi-use paths, playgrounds, and pools. Emphasis should be placed on quality open space as part of new developments. Residential developments should be designed around open spaces, which, in turn, should connect to adjacent open spaces and regional systems. Open space should not be designated as an afterthought based simply on land that is left over. Access Lots should be accessed from alleys or by driveways from the street. Streets should have multiple connections in order to provide a variety of routes. Streets should be designed for slower speeds to allow for mixing pedestrian and vehicular traffic. If there are existing street connections or stubouts adjacent to proposed developments, then those in the proposed developments should connect to the existing street network. If there are no existing street or stubout connections, then other locations should be identified in order to increase connectivity between developments. Parking Off- and on-street for residential uses. Parking for institutional uses should be to the side and rear of buildings. TRANSPORTATION Vehicular Vehicular connections should be provided through adjacent developments, connect to the existing street network, and provide an interconnected sidewalk and street network in a grid or modified grid pattern, where appropriate. 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. They should connect to other conservation areas, paths, adjacent uses, and streets. These bicycle, pedestrian, and multi-use path connections should be designed and provided per the Corridor Character Matrix, Connect Franklin, Parks Master Plan, and this Plan. Transit Transit stops should be provided along existing or planned routes. SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL