Planning & Community Development

Great communities don’t just happen. They are the result of a series of good decisions made over time by a diverse and committed group of people, all pulling in the same direction. The Department of Planning and Community Development seeks to facilitate this process by providing stakeholders with the tools and analysis needed to establish and implement a shared vision for Franklin County’s future.

Wondering what's in store for Franklin County? We've published our vision for the future with the Franklin County Future Land Use Map.

Department Functions

  1. Long-Range Planning
  2. Current Planning
  3. Development Review

Long-Range Planning: Preparing for Change

Long-Range Planning functions include:

  • With community input, establish a vision for the future and anticipate change. Research and analyze trends.
  • Identify opportunities and constraints.
  • Develop plans, programs, and regulations to manage change.
  • Seek opportunities for grants and community improvement.

Long-Range Planning includes the following responsibilities: