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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Franklin Town Council - Special Called Meeting for August 30, 2022

On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, the Franklin Town Council held a Special Called Meeting to discuss the future uses of the Whitmire Property. The property is 12.72 acres in the East Franklin Community between Highlands Road to the west and Van Raalte Street to the east.


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At the end of the meeting, the town council voted 5-1 (Salain opposing) to designate the upper portion of the property as recreational and tasked the town manager to begin looking at how to implement that recreational use. The lower portion (near Crane Circle along the creek) was designated for mixed-use and residential. That vote is in the video embedded below so you can see and hear exactly what the motion was and how the council voted.

The full meeting can be seen via the video embedded below. The video is 1 hour, 23 minutes, and 16 seconds in length.

Additional Resources: (not a complete list. Dates listed are dates of publication and not the date of the meetings covered).

Franklin Town Council - 2022 Planning Retreat
The Whitmire Property discussion begins at the 3-hour, 1-minute, and 25-second mark of the video.

Franklin Town Council Chooses Whitmire Property for Public Skatepark

Town of Franklin2018 Whitmire Property Study (PDF)

Business Owner Discusses Private Study of Whitmire Property
Franklin Town Council Chooses Whitmire Property for Public Skatepark

Franklin Town Board of Aldermen Hold Retreat
Whitmire Property discussion begins at the 1 hour and 44-second mark in the video.

Franklin Town Board of Aldermen - Regular April 2016 Meeting

Whitmire Property Survey - April 6, 2016

Franklin Aldermen and Staff Hold Annual Retreat for 2013
The Whitmire Property (along with the old town hall) is discussed in the third video down on the page.

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Published at 11:30am on Tuesday, September 06, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins