10:00 AM Nov 25, 2019 CST

Franklin, Williamson County push forward with long-term planning for area growth

The area is expected to see tremendous growth in the coming years.


9:22 AM Nov 20, 2019 CST

Columbia State hosts ribbon-cutting for new parking garage at Williamson campus

Columbia State administrators thanked the City of Franklin for their help in transporting students during the garage's construction

Williamson Inc. highlights Cool Springs in Annual Celebration event

The chamber discussed the economic boost the area has provided for the county.



Mitsubishi Motors North America announces headquarters in Cool Springs

The automaker has announced its new office location in Franklin.


Work begins on $29M police HQ in Brentwood

Williamson County leaders, first responders and community members gathered Sept. 11 to watch as officials with the city of Brentwood broke ground on the biggest capital project in city history.


Hemp growth, CBD on the rise in Williamson County

Retailers offering products with cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, are proliferating across Williamson County, including an influx of stores in the Franklin and Brentwood areas that sell health and wellness products made with the hemp-derived compound.


3 construction projects to watch in Franklin and Brentwood

Take a look at updates on some of the construction work happening now in Franklin and …



Property owners approve annexation into Franklin city limits

Property owners on the south side of Franklin have approved a referendum to annex several tracts of land into the city limits.


Companies choose Williamson County for expansion, relocation

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.


Brentwood breaks ground on new $29M police headquarters

Kicking off its largest city project to date, Brentwood City Commission and Brentwood Police Department broke ground on its new police headquarters Sept. 11.


Long Lane annexation, multifamily development advance during BOMA meeting

A pair of properties south of Murfreesboro Road and east of I-65 took procedural steps toward their respective annexation and rezoning plans at the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10.



Annexation requests around Franklin set up Long Lane area for growth

In south Franklin, a rash of annexation requests have set the ball rolling for future development in the area.



Southbrooke housing development undergoes further scrutiny at Franklin BOMA meeting

Discussions continued at Franklin City Hall on the planned Southbrooke development during the Aug. 12 Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, and some residents shared their thoughts on the large housing development planned for Lewisburg Pike.


Growth projections place spotlight on senior needs in Williamson County

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.



Population growth, tourism boom lead to parking woes

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.


Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen gets ball rolling on plans for Southbrooke development

Franklin alderpersons heard a presentation July 9 on the initial plans for a 318-acre development on Lewisburg Pike.


Long Lane annexation, food truck ordinance: 3 takeaways from June 25's Franklin BOMA meeting and worksession

June 25th’s meeting of the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen involved food trucks, recycling and the contentious Long Lane counseling center rezoning plan.


Mitsubishi Motors North America to relocate US headquarters to Franklin

Another company headquarters will soon relocate to Franklin as Mitsubishi Motors announced intentions June 25 to move to the city later this year.



Franklin, Cool Springs becomes hub for mixed-use construction

With more than 1 million square feet of office, retail and residential space under construction or planned in Franklin and Cool Springs over the next few years, it comes as no surprise for residents to see construction along major corridors these days. However, behind the cranes and steel beams is a growing trend.


Mayor David Briley calls for 30-day notice on scooters as Metro Nashville, companies work to regulate usage

It has been one year since scooters first launched in Nashville, and Metro Nashville and public safety officials are still working to determine if scooters can within the city’s overall transportation plan or if they will be removed altogether.


Nashville International Airport to reinvest $4B by 2033

To keep up with demand, the Nashville International Airport—also known by its call sign BNA—plans to spend $4 billion over the next decade to improve infrastructure, bring new amenities and expand services.


Developers announce plans for East Works District in Cool Springs

A new plan is in the works to turn the Carothers Building campus into a multiuse development for residents to work and live.



Residents, city officials plan for future development in downtown Franklin

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.