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    The City of Franklin is boldly planning to ensure our great City captures the type of growth and economic development that will lead us into the future.

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About Franklin

The City of Franklin (population 11,690) is boldly planning to ensure our great City captures the type of growth and economic development that will lead us into the future. 

Located in the northwestern portion of Warren County, our eastern border is I-75 which provides ideal access for our industrial partners, retail businesses, and residents. Our western border is graced by the Great Miami River

Franklin became a chartered municipality on January 1, 1984. Since the 1980s, Franklin’s business and industrial base has continued to expand with the addition of several business parks along the I-75 corridor. Franklin’s residential areas have also increased with the addition of several new subdivisions. In 2008, Franklin partnered with the Warren County Economic Development Office and Good Enterprises to establish Franklin Yards Logistics Park. The facility is a multi-modal, multi-user rail hub that allows businesses and industries in southern Ohio to take advantage of freight rail - either shipping or receiving. Franklin Yards is one of only a handful of such facilities in the State.

Downtown Franklin Master Plan
On March 20, 2023, City Council adopted the Downtown Franklin Master Plan! 
Months of collaboration from City Council, Planning Commission, Citizen's Advisory Committee, City staff, and the Franklin community at-large have resulted in a visionary and goal-oriented policy document for our downtown area! This plan will officially guide the future developments of our downtown area. 

The Downtown Master Plan is, first and foremost, a product of this community. It could not have been possible without the voice and vision of the Franklin people. We thank everyone that joined in envisioning and planning for tomorrow’s Downtown!
This Downtown Master Plan establishes an aspirational vision for the future of Downtown Franklin. It addresses various aspects of the downtown fabric, such as the built environment and character, connectivity and access, and the area’s experience, image, and perception. It represents the Franklin community’s desire to remake Downtown into a vibrant and thriving ecosystem, with plentiful options for living, dining, shopping, working, and recreation while improving the overall experience of the area to become a safer, more comfortable, and inviting destination for families.