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Frequent updates from the Wisconsin DOT on the WIS 241/S. 27th Street Reconstruction Project. Click here for details.

Mayor's 2016 Recommended Budget

Click here to view the Mayor's 2016 Recommended Budget that was presented to the Common Council at their September 22, 2015 meeting.

Trick or Treat Observance

Trick or Treat observance for the City of Franklin will be Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Open Burning

Frequently Asked Questions about open burning in the City of Franklin.

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Mayor Steve Olson, City of Franklin, WI
Mayor Steve Olson


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website for the City of Franklin, Wisconsin! 

I invite you to explore our website and become acquainted with the City of Franklin and all that we have to offer.  Read More


Community Spotlight  


Kayla's Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015
Ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
Playground open for play until 8:30 p.m.
Lighting will be provided after sunset

There will NOT be parking on site.  Continuous shuttle service will be provided from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. between the Milwaukee County Sports Complex (6000 W. Ryan Road, Franklin) and Franklin Woods Nature Center (3723 W. Puetz Road).


Monetary donations or Custom Fence Picket orders for the fence surrounding Kayla's Playground are still being accepted!


Click HERE to order a Custom Fence Picket or
make a monetary donation.


Listening Sessions Regarding
Three Potential Development Areas

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 have the potential to generate an estimated $328M in new and rejuvenated development.   


The City of Franklin held several listening sessions at recent City meetings regarding the following potential development areas (click on development area for details on each):  (PowerPoint Presentation made at 8/1/2015 Public Informational Meeting)


1. Future Retail Development in the Area of S. 76th Street & W. Rawson Avenue/W. Loomis Road


2. Future Mixed-Use Business Light Industrial, Commercial, Residential, and Nature Conservation Public Park Development in the Area of W. Loomis Road and W. Ryan Road


3. Future Business Park Development in the Area of S. 27th Street and W. County Line Road; A Resolution Authorizing the Undertaking of the Development of the Franklin Corporate Park


PowerPoint presentation made at 8/1/2015 Public Informational Meeting 



Franklin Named A "Top 10 Overall Micro American City of the Future" by Foreign Direct Investment Magazine 

A subsidiary of the Financial Times, FDI has named Franklin and Milwaukee, WI as "American Stars" and distinguished cities of the future as it relates to economic potential. To create their ranking, FDI analyzed 421 locations throughout the world on such factors as connectivity, human capital, cost effectiveness, and business friendliness. Cities were then categorized by size and ranked according to overall scores.  Click here for the complete article from the April/May 2015 issue of the FDI Magazine.


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Annual Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Charities

Franklin Professional Firefighters and Police Officers Assoc. Annual Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Charities.  October 15th, 4 to 8 p.m., Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th Street.  Dinner includes salad, spaghetti, garlic bread, and beverage.  Call 425-1420 for tickets and information (tickets available at Fire Station No. 1, 8901 W. Drexel Avenue).  See Flyer.

St. Martins Fair

First Monday's of the month (weather permitting) from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then Sunday and Monday of Labor Day Weekend.  Click here for details.

Trick or Treat Observance

The 2015 Trick or Treat observance for the City of Franklin will be Saturday, October 31, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Women's Basic Danger Awareness & Self Defense Seminar

October 24, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Franklin Police Department, 9455 W. Loomis Road. Click here for details on how to register for this Free Seminar.

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Community Development Authority

10-08-20156:00 PMCouncil Chambers

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Economic Development Commission

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Plan Commission

10-08-20157:00 PMCouncil Chambers

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Architectural Review Board

10-08-20157:00 PMInspection Conf. Room

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WIS 241 (S. 27th Street) Reconstruction Project   WisDOT (Wisconsin Department of Transportation)

WIS 241 (27th St.) Reconstruction



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