City of Franklin Comprehensive Outdoor
Recreation Plan Update
The City of Franklin’s current Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan: 2025 (CORP) was adopted by the Common Council on April 4, 2011, as an element of the City’s Comprehensive Master Plan.
In regard to updates and modifications, the CORP states that “…a plan could be modified, if need be, to meet changing conditions or to correct errors.” It further states “Modification of an adopted Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan should not be done without careful study and valid reasons.” It concludes that “A significant update to this Plan every five years, therefore, may be a sufficient response to changing conditions or public attitudes.”
The City of Franklin has applied for an amendment to the City of Franklin 2025 Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan to incorporate updated changes1 to the Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, including, but not limited to:
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2014 City of Franklin Property Tax Bills
A Freeze in the Total Property Taxes for City Purposes
Property tax bills are scheduled to be sent out the second full week of December. These property tax bills will reflect a freeze in the amount of property taxes for City purposes, as approved by the Mayor and Common Council as part of the 2015 Budget process. Please click here for more information on tax bills and a listing of extended Treasury Office hours for payments.
For 2015, the City of Franklin was able to reduce the effective property tax rate for general municipal services and was able to freeze the special charge for solid waste collection for another year. The City, however, is responsible under the law for sending out the property tax bill for seven different taxing authorities. While the City of Franklin, therefore, saw a slight decrease in its average effective tax rate, some other taxing jurisdictions increased their tax rates. As such, an individual’s property tax bill may increase overall due to the tax rate increase by these other taxing bodies. The City of Franklin is only directly responsible for approximately one-quarter of the property tax charges.
The final, combined tax rates per $1,000 for the three taxing jurisdictions can be found here.
Franklin Launches Projects for Three
Major Development Areas
FRANKLIN, Wisconsin (November 7, 2014) – The Franklin Common Council approved multiple contracts at their Tuesday, 11/4/2014, meeting aimed to spur economic growth in three major development areas. The areas, comprised of nearly 1,200 acres, will receive detailed study and have the potential to generate an estimated $328M in new and rejuvenated development.
To complement its very successful business park along Hwy 100, the City plans a Business Park near 27th and County Line Road over-looking I94. Additionally, new and re-developed retail and commercial growth in the area centered at Rawson Avenue and 76th Street is envisioned to include more shops and restaurants. Rounding out the new development opportunities will be the first “traditional neighborhood” at Loomis Road and Ryan Road, which will feature a mix of residential, light industrial, and recreational development. “We’re excited to offer residents something unique and highly desirable where home, work, play, and shopping can be within reasonable reach. This will enhance Franklin’s identity and attract young professionals for a vibrant community,” said Franklin Mayor Steve Olson. Click here for complete press release.