Inch by Inch, Step by Step, Block by Block…..
Years ago, citizens of Williamson County saw the potential future of downtown Franklin–now known as “America’s Favorite Main Street.”
Hard work, grants, local funding and great design work has turned Historic Downtown Franklin into a must-see destination for visitors from all over the world. It has given the citizens of Franklin a reason to be proud of their hometown.
Though we’ve taken great strides, there remains a problem–and it just happens to be the gateway into our downtown core:
Since the “500 Year Flood” re-designed this area in May of 2010, Hillsboro Road has become all but abandoned. The only redevelopment has come at Sonic, French’s Shoes, Juice Bar, and a handful of others in the flooded area. Empty lots, buildings in disarray and other issues have made this area a block away from the beautiful historic district a dismal gateway to downtown Franklin. This area, if properly developed, could lead to a future of better flood control, new businesses, more jobs, and an area that we can all be proud of.
We’ve seen great, great improvement in the past two years.
We encourage you to continue to contact the City of Franklin’s Board of Mayor and Alderman and encourage them to keep moving forward with the streetscaping of Hillsboro Road.