|The 2005 Franklin Master Plan is an important document that helps guide the development patterns and land use requirements of the City. Several things to keep in mind about the Master Plan process:
- Each community is required by state statute to prepare and adopt a Plan;
- The two primary components of a Plan are the Vision section and a Land Use section;
- The Plan can contain other sections such as transportation, energy, recreation, natural resources, or economic development.
- The Plan is revised approximately every 5 years.
- The Planning Board takes the lead on the revisions and conducts public meeting and hearings on the specific sections of the Plan.
- Public input is both welcome and needed to insure that the Plan reflects the needs and long term goals of the City.
The Planning Board discussed an update to the Plan at their January 2012 meeting. Watch the website for more details on meetings and ways that you can participate in and contribute to this important document.
Other documents referenced in the 2005 Master Plan include: