The Department of Planning and Community Development's mission is to plan and implement policies and initiatives that work to fulfill the land use related goals of the people of Franklin. We make every effort to maintain the character of the community while enhancing its economic vitality.
The Department of Planning and Community Development's activities and services include, but are not limited to, economic development, subdivision and site plan review, public transportation, historic preservation, downtown revitaliztion, zoning by-law and subdivision regulation development, grant writing, open space preservation, brownfields redevelopment, transit oriented development and sustainable development including use of smart growth concepts. DPCD balances its approach to these initiatives through long term planning and public participation.
Click on the link below to access information pertaining to each
Planning Board - access for links to Planning Board applications, forms, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, meeting schedule and other Planning Board related information.
Conservation Commission - access for links to local and state wetland resources, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, hearing schedule and other Conservation Commistion related Information.
Design Review Commission - access for Design Review Commission application, Sign Bylaw, meeting dates and other Design Review Commision related information.
Economic Development - acccess for downloadable economic development material, information on the Town's Priority Development sites, Economic Opportunity areas and other economic development related information.
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