Franklin council votes for history overlay

Franklin battlefield, in the largest sense of the term, may have a future:
"At the monthly meeting of the Franklin [city] Historic Commission, members voted to recommend possibly adding a historic overlay zoning to undeveloped historic battlefield sites along Columbia Avenue.

That would mean the land's owners would need to have their plans approved by the commission in addition to other city officials. The commission also wants to explore adding even more land and sites to historic zoning requirements at a future meeting.

The move will likely anger developers, but as Alderman at Large Pam Lewis said: "Everybody's already mad. They might as well be madder."
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