As a Franklin resident, I am reaching out to express my opposition to the proposed zoning changes for the Summer Street property. While I appreciate a private land owner's desire to maximize personal gain from privately owned land, it is my opinion that the Franklin Town Council and Planning Board should not be complicit in making opportunistic changes that directly contradict the Franklin Master Plan and compromise Franklin's finite resources and infrastructure.
As outlined in Jeff Nutting's letter to council in October 2016 in response to this very subject, there are over 800+ units proposed in Franklin in the not so distant future. Administrator Nutting asks "Does the Town Council want to maintain the zoning plan adopted in the Master Plan or make changes to the plan?" I would amend this question to ask 'Does the Town Council represent the residents of Franklin in their desire to maintain the zoning plan adopted in the Master Plan or make changes to the plan?'
Please take this opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to serving the entire Franklin community in your role as an elected Town Councilor.
Thank you sincerely for your service and for your commitment to our city.
The Jeff Nutting letter referred to:
Sarah's letter was shared from Facebook with her permission
The recap of the Residential 7 zoning was covered in a 5 part Special Series published earlier this year
|Cook's Farm is being built on RT 140 as the first Residential VII development in Franklin|