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City of Franklin to Host Community Meeting on Limits to Urban Growth | Communities

The City of Franklin Planning and Sustainability Department will host a virtual community meeting Thursday, August 12 at 6 p.m. to preview the Williamson County Growth Plan Update, discuss its impact on Franklin and seek early feedback.

The city is revising its Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) as part of a larger coordinated effort to update the Williamson County Growth Plan. In accordance with Tennessee law, the UGB is an officially adopted and mapped boundary line that identifies areas into which the city may grow in the future.

This is the first comprehensive update to the Williamson County and Franklin BMU growth plan since 2001 when it was adopted. Although the official process is not expected to begin until next year, the City of Franklin is seeking community input early in the process.

“The City of Franklin aims for responsible and purposeful growth in places where infrastructure is planned and can be delivered in an efficient and orderly manner,” said Emily Wright, Franklin’s director of planning and sustainability. “Being able to review the growth plan in depth with the county and the other municipalities is a tremendous opportunity. Public participation, technical analysis and insights gained during this process will help determine how and where the city will develop over the next 20 years.

The public meeting will be the first opportunity to learn about the update, ask questions and provide feedback. A second community meeting and office hours are scheduled for early fall to seek additional public input on staff’s draft recommendations for the city’s updated growth limits.

Find more information about the project or register for the August 12 virtual community meeting at www.franklintn.gov/ugb. A recording of the meeting will also be posted on the City’s website.