Friday, December 24, 2010

Important Downtown Franklin Project in Need of Input
Public Meeting regarding PWED Project Draft Plan

The Town of Franklin is holding a public meeting in order to obtain comments and suggestions on the Public Works Economic Development (PWED) grant funded portion of the Downtown Franklin Roadway and Streetscape Improvement Project. The meeting will be held on Monday January 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Dean College’s Alden Center (S11) located in the Arthur W. Pierce Center for Science and Technology. Parking will be available in the Dean Hall Lot located off Emmons Street behind Dean Hall.

The focus of the meeting is to obtain input from the general public, government officials, Downtown business owners, property owners, and other individuals and organizations on draft plans for the PWED project area, which includes the following:

  • Emmons Street between Main Street and Hillside Road
  • Dean Avenue between Main and Ray Streets
  • Ray Street
  • Depot Street, and
  • The Town of Franklin’s Depot Street Parking Lot.

The goals of this project are to improve the deteriorated conditions of these secondary roadways, create a safer pedestrian friendly environment, stimulate private sector investment, and improve the overall appearance of Downtown Franklin.

The meeting will be a hands-on workshop, where meeting attendees will have the opportunity to review draft plans, ask questions, exchange ideas, and provide suggestions. If unable to attend the public meeting, draft plans are available for review in the Town of Franklin’s Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD).

To make it easy for individuals to submit comments and suggestions DPCD has created the Downtown Improvement Project webpage on the Town’s website:

Please utilize the website to provide input and look for other ways to participate in this important project. DPCD asks that the public utilize the website whenever possible to provide input, however input in any format (direct mail; email; telephone; fax) is welcome. Feel free to contact Franklin’s Director of Planning and Community Development, Bryan W. Taberner, at 508-520-4907 or if you have questions or require additional information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

General Meeting

The public is invited to attend our next General Meeting
Thursday, January 20, 2011
8:30 a.m.
Dean College Campus Center, Golder Room

Monday, December 13, 2010

Franklin Matters: Approach Revised for the Downtown Commercial Zoning Proposal

On Wednesday, December 15, the Town Council will discuss a revised proposal by the Department of Planning and Community Development to create a Downtown Commercial Zoning District. Steve Sherlock posted the following article on Franklin Matters on Sunday, December 12. Steve has included the full memo and supporting documents on his site. Click on the link below to access the entire story.
Franklin Matters: Approach Revised for the Downtown Commercial Zoning Proposal

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Kick-off to the Holidays!

Hundreds braved cold, seasonal temperatures on Thursday evening to help ring in the holidays at the 2nd Annual Holiday Stroll. The tree lighting at Dean College kicked off the evening, and Santa heard Christmas wish lists at Simon's Furniture from 5 to 7. Thank you to our generous sponsors for helping to make this event and the season bright! 

Click here to read Bryan Benson's story about the Stroll in the Milford Daily News.