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Community Development

Vision Statement

We will continually strive to protect and promote public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Franklin through effective administration of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and other applicable City land use regulations. We will work to balance industrial, commercial and residential development and revitalization without placing a strain on municipal services and infrastructure through sound comprehensive planning.  We will promote a sense of pride in residents, landlords, and tenants to maintain their properties through active enforcement of housing and environmental codes. We will make customer service and cooperation with other City departments foremost to ensure this vision always stays in clear focus. Through these efforts, we will work to respect the past, strengthen the present, and encourage the future of Franklin for the benefit of its citizens and property owners.


*Notice to Solicit Qualified Contractors for rehabilitation for the Community Development Block Grant. The qualified Contractor's Packet can be found here.


Frequently Asked Questions about R-O and B-3A

project:Homes Weatherization Program provides free energy improvements for qualified households. To find out if you qualify, fill out and submit this application. For more information, visit the project:Homes website.

Looking for public water access in the Hampton Roads area? The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) has published this report and map to assist you in finding your closest access point and how we are working to provide more access points in the future.

The City of Franklin 2015 - 2025 Comprehensive Plan is now available for viewing and download. It is located on the Homepage of the city website and under forms and documents on the Community Development page. 

View Franklin Historic Design Guidelines Here!


News and Annoucements:

1. The Planning Commission's next meeting is scheduled for January 25, 2024 at 6:00pm at the Council Chambers at located at City Hall.

2. City Hall offices will be closed on Thursday Dec. 24 - Tuesday Dec. 26 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.  We will re-open Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023 at 8:30am.  

 Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Community Development Department at (757) 562-8682.