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.

Long Lane annexation

Residents of Franklin can voice their opinions on a proposed South Franklin annexation at a public meeting on Oct. 8.

BOMA set a public hearing for its regularly scheduled Oct. 8 meeting date to discuss the annexation of one of the 27 parcels on Long Lane that have requested to be brought into city limits.

The property in question, located at 4331 Long Lane, Franklin, is the only one of the 27 properties that is within the city’s Urban Growth Boundary. That means that the board can annex the parcel via a vote, rather than a referendum of the property owners, such as the referendum scheduled for Oct. 22 for the other 26 properties.

Franklin Planning and Sustainability Director Emily Hunter said in the work session prior to the BOMA meeting that Envision Franklin, the city’s planning document, recommends the property be zoned for Regional Commerce if annexed into city limits. However, State Residential zoning will be used as a placeholder instead.

“Because there is no development plan being proposed quite yet, the applicant has asked for a state residential zoning—which is the closest to what the county permits under their current zoning,” Hunter said.

She said that city staff recommends that the county and city develop an agreement on maintenance of nearby infrastructure through an interlocal agreement as part of the annexation.

Wood Duck Court

A 237-unit multifamily development also took another step toward approval during the meeting.

The board voted unanimously to advance the rezoning and development plan for the site located at 2050 and 2051 Wood Duck Court, Franklin, which is located near Carothers Parkway just south of Murfreesboro Road. As the plans stand currently—and if BOMA gives approval on its final reading—the 20.9-acre Wood Duck Court subdivision would have 237 units in buildings standing three to six stories high, according to plans submitted to the city.

The properties are currently zoned for general commercial, according to Hunter.

“Due to the location and how far it is off the primary arterials and collector streets, it’s not considered the best viable location for commercial,” she said. “Therefore, multi-family projects are supported as a single use in this location.”

The property's development plan and rezoning must go through one more BOMA vote. The next meeting is Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Franklin City Hall, 109 3rd Ave. S., Franklin.


According to the letter to Franklin residents, the elevated levels are believed to be a result of poor water circulation in that area, and the city began work in mid-February to extend water lines in that region for better circulation. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Franklin Water Management Department finds elevated levels of disinfectant byproducts in small area

While the city is required to report the results of the testing, residents do not need to boil their water or take any other action.

Early voting began Feb. 18 in the 2020 Tennessee primary. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
3.3% of voters in Williamson County cast ballots during early voting as of Feb. 20

Voters have begun turning in their ballots ahead of the March 3 election day.

The Classical Academy of Franklin merges with The Pasture Pre-School

The Classical Academy, a Christian PreK-12 private school, will welcome former students of The Pasture Pre-School.

Franklin Special School District was selected to participate in a grant program to improve school lunches. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Franklin Special School District selected for grant program to improve school meals

The program aims to focus on from-scratch meals instead of processed foods.

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park is now open. (Courtesy Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park)
Urban Air Adventure Park now open in Cool Springs

The recreation center is located on Galleria Boulevard.

Franklin Special School District
Freedom Middle School to honor African American role models

The student award winner will be announced Feb. 28.

Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines to relocate operations center to Williamson County

The airline is expected to bring nearly 350 jobs to the region.

Mainstream Boutique
Women's clothing store Mainstream Boutique opens in Franklin

The women’s boutique offers clothing and accessories marketed towards a broad range of women.

Crumbl Cookies
Crumbl Cookies now open in Franklin

Crumbl Cookies opened in Cool Springs on Feb. 13.

Chick-fil-A to open new Berry Farms location Feb. 19

The fast-food fried chicken eatery offers its signature sandwiches, nuggets, milkshakes, dipping sauces and waffle fries.

Early voting for the March 3 primary election begins Feb. 12 in Williamson County. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Early voting for March primary election begins Feb. 12 in Williamson County

Early voting in Williamson County begins Feb. 12. Here's what to expect.

Back to top