"An upcoming bylaw change on the Town Council’s agenda involves the height of buildings in commercial and business zones.
The height requirement of buildings in commercial zones is proposed to be reduced from 60 to 50 feet. The zone covers mostly the area around the corner of Union and Cottage streets, and part of East Central Street.
“It made no sense to have a 60-foot building in that neighborhood,” said Town Administrator Jeff Nutting. “It’s commercial, but they’re all old one- and two-story houses from the ’50s and ’60s. From that perspective, it would be completely out of character.”
Increasing the height of buildings in the business zone from 40 to 50 feet, Nutting said, also makes sense. The area covers much of East Central Street and the area around Franklin Village Mall and Panther Way."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
The Actions Taken from the Town Council meeting held Aug 8 can be found
"The council on Sept. 5 is scheduled to vote on the issue of property restrictions for chickens. Currently, residents are required to have their chickens at least 100 feet from their lot line. The change would allow just 25 feet from each direction, except the front yard."When the Sept 5 meeting agenda is published, it will be shared here.
The August 8 meeting agenda can be found on the Town of Franklin page
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