Franklin - Brentwood Edition - April 2020

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Planning the future ofWilliamson County Williamson 2040 land-use plan approved by county

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BY ALEX HOSEY

As the population of Williamson County con- tinues to increase with more residential devel- opments being built in rural areas, the county government has updated its comprehensive land-use plan to control growth in order to main- tain its rural character. The Williamson County Planning Commission voted March 12 to approve Williamson 2040, the county’s comprehensive land-use plan for unincorporated areas, after drafts of the plan were endorsed March 9 by the county board of commissioners. CONTINUED ON 18

Schools in Williamson County are closed for the remainder of the school year.

Population growth

County restaurants are limited to to-go service only.

Williamson County’s population is expected to more than double in the next 20 years.

2040 536K

600K 500K 400K 300K 200K 100K 0

2017 226K

2010 184K

SOURCE: WILLIAMSON COUNTYCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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