Planning Commission

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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.


Brent Centers As Mayor, Mr. Centers serves on the Commission as required by Charter
Melissa DeHart
Mrs. DeHart was appointed to the Commission in 2013
Brian Graves
Mr. Graves has served on the Commission since 2017
David Hopper Mr. Hopper was appointed to the Commission in 2007
Paul Ruppert
Mr. Ruppert serves on the Commission as Council's representative
Jim Mears Mr. Mears has served on the Commission since 2006
Kyle Crocker Mr. Crocker has served on the Commission since 2020


The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m., provided there is business for its agenda. All meetings are held at the City’s Municipal Building, 1 Benjamin Franklin Way.

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