FM #942 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 942 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares the audio recording of the housing and zoning discussion with Brad Chafee, Melanie Hamblen and Cobi Frongillo. Brad, Melanie and I were in the Franklin TV Studio on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Cobi joined us for the discussion via Zoom.
Consider this a continuation of the downtown zoning discussion from the “Franklin For All” project which is underway with review and discussion at the Economic Development Subcommittee Plus that Melanie Chairs and for which Cobi is Vice-Chair.
We were joined by Brad for this session to include his insights as Franklin resident and CEO, Camford Property Group, based here in Franklin.
Brad helps us make progress in understanding the differences between “by right” and “special permit”. The image of sausage making and turning the gears to turn out the product can help to visualize what the discussion is about.
The recording of our conversation on zoning runs about 65 minutes. Let’s listen in. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-942-franklin-housing-zoning-discussion-02-08-23
Brad Chafee’s Camford Development web page -> http://camfordpg.com/
Franklin's current design guidelines, here's the link: www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/guidelines.pdf
Guidelines for making "New England character" downtowns: https://outside.vermont.gov/agency/ACCD/ACCD_Web_Docs/CD/CPR/Planning-Your-Towns-Future/CPR-Z4GN-Guide-Final-web.pdf
3rd discussion with Melanie and Cobi included Joel D’errico (FM #922) ->
2nd discussion with Melanie and Cobi in December (FM #904) ->
1st discussion on Franklin For All project -> (FM # 755) https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/03/this-franklin-for-all-discussion.html
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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.
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