Williamson County releases Williamson 2040 plan draft, public hearing to be held March 12

A map showing land uses for the county from the Williamson 2040 plan draft. (Courtesy Williamson County)
A map showing land uses for the county from the Williamson 2040 plan draft. (Courtesy Williamson County)

A map showing land uses for the county from the Williamson 2040 plan draft. (Courtesy Williamson County)

The county has released a draft of Williamson 2040, its comprehensive land-use plan for unincorporated areas, and plans to hold a public hearing concerning the plan in the auditorium of the Williamson County Administrative Complex at 1320 W. Main St., Franklin on March 12 at 5:30 p.m.



The plan’s draft was developed based on input from the community and presents long-term planning and strategies for dealing with a number of trends in Williamson County, including the increase of sprawling development, pressures from growth, keeping up with transportation needs, changes to density in unincorporated areas and maintaining fiscal responsibility.



Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said planning for the future of the county was critical, and that included managing and preparing for growth in a responsible way.



“The intent is not to stop growth,” Anderson said. “The intent is to plan it out more systematically and look at what it’s going to cost counties because we have to build school buildings. ... A lot of coordination is going to have to occur here for all of us to survive and be able to continue to live here.”



According to the draft, the plan’s key themes include rural preservation; natural and historic preservation; strong public services and facilities; and efficient, strategic and high-quality growth.



Before the public hearing is held, the Williamson County Board of Commissioners will consider endorsing the plan at its March 9 meeting.

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