The Planning Commission is the first step in most development projects within the City, and assures that any new development or redevelopment meets the site plan requirements of the Unified Development Ordinance. Planning Commission reviews and makes recommendations to Council on proposed rezonings, planned unit developments, and all major subdivisions. Planning Commission is also responsible for the review and approval of all conditional use permits, home occupation permits, uses within the Well Field Protection Overlay District and the Telecommunications Overlay District.
The Planning Commission was created by the Franklin City Charter, and consists of seven members. Per the Charter, the Mayor must serve on the Commission, along with another Councilmember appointed by Council. The remaining five members are appointed by Council for four-year terms.
||As Mayor, Mr. Hall serves on the Commission as required by Charter
||Mrs. DeHart was appointed to the Commission in 2013|
||Mr. Graves has served on the Commission since 2017
|David Hopper||Mr. Hopper was appointed to the Commission in 2007|
||Mr. Ruppert serves on the Commission as Council's representative
|Jim Mears||Mr. Mears has served on the Commission since 2006|
|John Robinson||Mr. Robinson has served on the Commission since 2010|
The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m., provided there is business of its agenda. All meetings are held at the City’s Municipal Building, 1 Benjamin Franklin Way.
- Unified Development Ordinance
- Table of Contents [PDF]
- Chapter 1101: General Provisions [PDF]
- Chapter 1103: Definitions [PDF]
- Chapter 1105: Administration [PDF]
- Chapter 1107: Districts and Land Use Standards [PDF]
- Chapter 1109: Overlay Districts [PDF]
- Chapter 1111: Development Req's and Standards [PDF]
- Chapter 1113: Use Req's and Standards [PDF]
- Chapter 1115: Process and Procedures [PDF]
- Zoning Division