2020 Excellence in Land Use Initiatives Award by the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC)
2008 Tennessee APA Outstanding Comprehensive Plan Award for a Large Community
- Adopted: 2020
- Client: Williamson County, TN
- Project Type: Comprehensive Plan Update
About This Project
Williamson County, Tennessee, is home to the fast-growing City of Franklin. It has experienced a tremendous amount of growth pressures and changes as a result of new regional transportation improvements and substantial investment from the country music industry since 2000.
In 2005, MDC and Clarion Associates assisted the county with the development of the Williamson County Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The foundation of the plan is a set of seven major themes, each with corresponding goals and strategies, which set the stage for the vision of the county’s future.
In 2018, MDC was again retained to update the plan. As of the submittal of this qualifications package, five residential density scenarios were prepared and tested for fiscal (TischlerBise) and transportation network impacts. This effort was essential in the County’s decision to reduce residential densities in rural areas. Currently, the citizen’s, steering committee, and Board of Mayor and Aldermen have all endorsed a reduction of density from one unit an acre to one unit per five acres based on the findings of the scenario analysis.