The area is expected to see tremendous growth in the coming years.
Property owners on the south side of Franklin have approved a referendum to annex several tracts of land into the city limits.
Williamson County has become a hotspot for big-name employers, and officials have been working for years to get the area to where it is today.
Visit Franklin announced Aug. 6 that visitors spent a record $479.58 million in Williamson County in 2018, according to a press release from the group.
The 65-and-up population is one of the fastest-growing segments in Williamson County, which is leading to a need for more skilled caregivers, more senior services and more long-term care options, including affordable senior housing.
Every visitor, resident and employee who drives to downtown Franklin on any given day has at least one thing in common: They must find one of the city’s more than 1,800 parking spots in order to enjoy Franklin’s shops, office space, restaurants and other amenities.
Lynne McAllister said she remembers a time when downtown Franklin was little more than a few businesses and a hot spot for teenagers to drive around, sparking the need for the “No cruising” signs that still stand today.
As one of the major north-south connectors in Williamson County, Franklin Road is one of the most highly traveled state roads in the area, connecting the areas of Thompson’s Station, Franklin and Brentwood along one route.