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Downtown Franklin: Weather, other factors stall progress




Projects to build a new public garden, restore the exterior of a downtown Franklin pub and help new businesses open downtown were awarded close to $1 million in tax dollars from a Franklin organization, but so far most of them haven’t started.

The work to restore facades of several downtown buildings and support new businesses were part of a call for projects from the Franklin Development Corp., which was spending the last of $5 million in taxpayer funds it received when it was created in 2008.

Now nine months later, two projects are done, others have started, and others haven’t gotten any money from the city-created agency.

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