Editorial: Franklin on right track to shed vacant buildings

A vacant downtown Franklin building and the former home of city offices are both on the market again.

The Franklin Redevelopment Commission is trying to sell the former G.C. Murphy building and former Franklin City Hall, in an effort to bring new businesses downtown and have the properties owned by a developer, business or group — instead of government.

Ending the city board’s ownership of the two vacant buildings is a top priority this year, board members said.

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