Final Draft Now Available

A final version of the plan has now been prepared. The final draft incorporates a few changes that were made based upon citizen comments received.

View the Final Draft

Public Hearing

Please note the final draft has note yet been adopted and will be considered for adoption at a public hearing held by the Williamson County Regional Planning Commission on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM in the auditorium of the Williamson County Administrative Complex, 1320 W. Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064.

Additionally, the Williamson County Board of Commissioners will consider endorsing the plan at their meeting on Monday, March 9, 2020.

Draft Changes

The changes from the public review draft are as follows:

  1. Policy 7 on page 21 has been revised from “Roadways should be designed to standards appropriate to the rural context (e.g. narrower widths, drainage swales, shade trees, etc.)” to state “Roadways should be designed to standards appropriate for their classification, level of service, and surrounding context.”
    • Reason for change: This change was to clarify the language so that one could not misconstrue this policy as to the type of roadway improvements that would be made in a rural area. In other words, the context of the road and its classification (local, collector, arterial) should be taken into account.
  2. Policy 8.b. on page 21 has been revised from “The size of individual lots within conservation subdivisions should not be less than 1 acre.” to state “Standards regarding the size of individual lots, the percentage of open space required, and setback requirements from surrounding properties and roadways should be developed, with the overall goal being to minimize the visual impact of subdivisions and to emphasize rural character.”
    • Reason for change: This change was to provide additional flexibility when developing the precise standards for Conservation Subdivisions so that they will produce optimal results.
  3. The following statement has been added in the Executive Summary and at the beginning of the Implementation chapter: “This plan should be viewed as a “living document” and as such should be reviewed no more than 10 years from the adoption of this plan.”
    • Reason for change: This change was to make it clear that the county intends to review the plan periodically to ensure that the policies of the plan continue to reflect the values and conditions of the community.

Public Review Draft Now Available

A public review draft of the Williamson2040 Plan is now available and citizens are invited to provide comments!

This public review draft of the Williamson2040 Plan has been developed based upon extensive input and involvement from the community. The plan articulates a long-term vision for the future development and preservation of the unincorporated areas within Williamson County. In addition, the plan includes specific goals, objectives, and implementation strategies geared toward achieving that vision.

Please direct comments regarding the public review draft to: michael.matteson@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

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Public Hearing

A public hearing regarding adoption of the plan will be held by the Williamson County Regional Planning Commission on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM in the auditorium of the Williamson County Administrative Complex, 1320 W. Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064.

Additionally, the Williamson County Board of Commissioners will consider endorsing the plan at their meeting on Monday, March 9, 2020.

Review the Draft!

Download the draft Williamson2040 Land Use Plan!

Please note there is now an updated draft identified as the "Final Draft" to be reviewed by the Williamson County Planning Commission and considered for adoption. The final draft incorporated public comments that have been received.

Alternative Futures Public Results

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This engagement activity is closed.

Thank You!

Thank you for joining the planners from McBride Dale Clarion and County Planning staff for the 2nd interactive meeting - held on Tuesday, October 1st at Franklin High School - as we discussed the issues facing unincorporated Williamson County and worked toward a shared vision for the community. The meeting consisted of a presentation focusing on alternative growth scenarios followed by an opportunity for public feedback and discussion. This opportunity to be involved was open to the public and your attendance was greatly appreciated!

View the Power Point Presentation

Learn about the alternative growth futures and how they could impact the character of Williamson County!

Land Use Preference and Mapping Activity Results

This engagement activity is closed. Your can find the results of this activity below and on our Information and Resources Page.

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Input Opportunities

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On April 15, Williamson County held a public workshop to gather input on future land use preferences in the unincorporated areas of the county.  The workshop included a presentation of the results of the plan assessment and an overview of the regional growth trends influencing land use in Williamson County.

The workshop focused on four activities to inspire discussion and gather input from the over 100 residents in attendance.

An online Land Use Preference Survey mirroring the activity at the workshop was posted.

At its closing on June 28, we had received over 500 responses to the Land Use Preference Survey between the workshop and online.