It will be important to read the document carefully. This is what will guide all the development efforts for Franklin. It should be referenced as each new proposal comes before a board/committee for consideration. Does it fit within the plan? Does it further the progress of the plan?
The SNETT trail development?
Yes - this covers recreation, sustainability, transportation (circulation), and health aspects of the plan.
The sculpture park being put together at the former town pool location?
Yes - it covers art, outdoor recreation, sustainability and maybe some others I haven't considered.
The proposal for Cook's Farm?
Maybe, it doesn't really fit the definition of the "in fill development" as explained during the meeting.
A copy of the Draft Plan is available online at http://town.franklin.ma.us/pages/FranklinMA_Planning/masterplandoc/doc
at the Franklin Public Library or
at the Department of Planning & Community Development in Franklin Municipal Building.
Public input will be utilized to formulate the final document. Comments received will be reviewed by the Master Plan Committee and incorporated into a final Master Plan document to be endorsed by the Planning Board and Town Council at meetings during the week of September 16, 2013.
The Committee has a website on the Franklin Town page at:
It also has a presence on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FranklinMasterPlan.
My notes from the Public Hearing can be found here: