Public Invited to Learn About Future Franklin Development at Planapalooza


The City of Franklin and its planning consultant, Town Planning & Urban Design Collaborative, LLC (TPUDC) invites the public to attend a PlanapaloozaTM February 19 to 22 to learn about the zoning ordinance update project and to provide citizen input.

The Franklin Municipal Planning Commission (FMPC) adopted Envision Franklin, the City’s long-range plan, in January of 2017. Over the last year, the Department of Planning and Sustainability has undertaken a major update to the City’s Zoning Ordinance. The goal of the update is to guide the type of high-quality, vibrant and sustainable development prescribed by Envision Franklin.

TPUDC, the City’s consultant, is assisting with the update by providing expertise in zoning, urban design and community engagement. They will facilitate several public events throughout the project, which is expected to conclude with the adoption of the new Ordinance by the end of 2019.

A key outreach event is called PlanapaloozaTM, which is an ordinance demonstration and design process where stakeholders and the community are invited to work directly with a multidisciplinary consultant team. Below is the schedule of events:

Tuesday, February 19-City Hall Training Room

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Opening Presentation and Hands-On Workshop

Wednesday, February 20-City Hall Training Room

Focus Meetings covering the following topics:

8:30 am — 9:30 am: The Future of Cool Springs

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Open Spaces and Natural Resources

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Architecture and Design

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Connectivity

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Housing and Neighborhoods

*The training room will be open until 9:00 pm to allow the community an opportunity to provide input if they are unable to make the scheduled events.

Thursday, February 21-City Hall Training Room

8:30 am to 9:30 am: Downtown Franklin Focus Meeting

*The training room will be open all day until 9:00 pm where TPUDC’s planners will be testing prototypical urban design scenarios.

Friday, February 22-City Hall Training Room

3:00 pm –4:00 pm: Work-In-Progress TPUDC Presentation

*The training room will remain open until noon to allow the community an opportunity to provide input if they are unable to make the scheduled events.

All events will take place at City Hall (109 3rd Avenue South) in the Training Room and are open to the public. Please check for updates. You can also follow the City of Franklin on social media for project updates (@CityOfFranklin on Facebook and Twitter).

For more information, please call or email:

Andrew Orr, AICP – Principal Planner at [email protected] or 615-550-6741