Our Position on the Middle Eight Housing Development
At the recommendation of staff and by affirmative vote of its board of directors, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County is announcing its opposition to the Middle Eight development without commitment from the developers to implement extremely important concessions and reconsideration of its impact on historic character and preservation in Franklin.
After careful and continued review of the proposal and interactions with the Middle Eight development team, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County must stand in opposition to the current proposal for Middle Eight. We respect the individuals in the development and understand Franklin’s growth pressures, but the project shifted in ways that will have lasting negative impacts within the historic Franklin Road corridor and its surrounding neighborhoods. It is a dangerous precedent to set without further community consideration.
Preservation is at the center of what makes this community special. Franklin and all of Williamson County have been good stewards of history which has benefited us all.
. Here are the next steps you can take to advocate for saving historic Franklin Road and the historic Truett House property from a high-density development – Middle Eight.
Preservation Advocacy Town Hall Event
A Special Message from Danielle Del Sol
A Special Message from Cashion Drolet
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