City agency considers plan to buy, rehab rundown properties

An apartment building near downtown Franklin remains empty and has boarded-up windows and scorched siding after a fire one year ago.

A similar home next door that’s divided into apartments has a crumbling foundation and is missing gutters.

Both are being looked at by a city organization that wants to use tax dollars to fix and sell eyesore residential properties. The work could cost more than $500,000 to complete.

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