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Residents Voice Concerns On Proposal For Historic Subdivision

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by Todd Walker

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Landowners in a historic Franklin neighborhood turned out in force to voice their concerns on a proposed subdivision for the area.

The Williamson County Planning Commission approved dozens of landowners' request to rezone their land, which would allow for less development in the future.

Land developer Bob Parks also got preliminary approval for his planned subdivision at Old Hillsboro Road and Old Natchez Trace on the northwest side of the city.

The proposed subdivision prompted concerned homeowners to rezone their land.

Several people at the meeting viewed the subdivision as a wakeup call to respond to the current zoning law which allows one unit per acre.

Dozens of residents banded together to change their own land zoning to five acres in an effort to keep more subdivisions, like the proposed one, from being built in the rural, historic area.

Existing homes were built on lots ranging from one acre to hundreds of acres. When the homes were originally built, they were more spread out.

Residents fought to maintain their sense of community.

The first proposal up for consideration was to allow those people to rezone to larger lots. It passed without any problem.

One proposal was not passed. It suggested all lots in the area would be changed to five acres, whether or not the land owner agreed to it.

Both of the items approved by the Planning Commission still have to go before the Williamson County Commission for approval.


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