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.
Please note the final draft has not 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 final plan for adoption at their meeting on Monday, March 9, 2020.
View the Final Draft
The final draft will be considered for adoption by the Williamson County Regional Planning Commission.
The changes from the public review draft are as follows:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.