Regional Growth Management

The Williamson County Comprehensive Land Use Plan, which was adopted in the spring of 2020, calls for the creation of a regional (within Williamson County) growth management plan in collaboration with the Municipalities (Brentwood, Fairview, Franklin, Nolensville, Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station) within the County. That is what the County and the Municipalities have been working on. Specifically, that work will consist of evaluating appropriate locations for future growth that can be served by adequate and timely infrastructure and public services.

 To that end, there has been an assembly of an Advisory Group, with representation from the County and each Municipality as well as other stakeholders, including the business community, utility providers, agricultural interests, and the school district to work on this project. Meetings of this group will be recorded and posted here. 

This work has the potential to result in a need and/or desire to update the Growth Plan (and subsequently the Urban Growth Boundaries (UGB’s), Planned Growth Areas (PGA’s) and Rural Areas), but that is not the focus at this time. 

However, as part of this regional planning process, the County has been evaluating the Planned Growth Areas (PGA’s) and Rural Areas within the unincorporated areas outside of UGB’s and is recommending some changes based on the land use recommendations contained in the recently adopted Comprehensive Land Use Plan. 

The County is seeking public comments regarding these proposed changes. Please click on the link below to review some background information, the proposed changes, and how you can provide feedback.


Regional Growth Planning in Williamson County

Williamson County Growth Management Planning Symposium

 

A Symposium is being held for elected and appointed officials of the County and Municipalities and other invited guests to learn about the experiences that other communities in the southeast (Chattanooga TN region, Wake County NC, and Beaufort County SC) have had with similar, collaborative efforts to manage the challenges that result from significant growth, create livable communities, improve quality of life, and position themselves for a successful, prosperous future.

 

The Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park, 112 Everbright Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064.

 

Following the Symposium, the Williamson County Growth Management Advisory Group will meet at 12:00 p.m. to discuss and briefly give updates on the efforts of the individual members at the Williamson County Enrichment Center.


Williamson County Growth Management Advisory Group Meeting