Franklin might aid projects with wide impact

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Paris Estates doesn't have sidewalks or fire hydrants. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

A fire hydrant located where William's Point at Paris Estates and Paris Estates join. Paris Estates doesn't have fire hydrants or sidewalks. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

If a developer starts building a 150-home subdivision on the east side of Franklin next year, the city is considering helping with the construction, adding trails, fire hydrants and sewers in the area.

But the goal for any help the city provides is to benefit more than just the developer building the new homes; it would also help residents who want connected walking trails or whose homes are not on city sewers.

The city is considering a request from developer John Grimmer to help build certain parts of the proposed Hillview subdivision on Upper Shelbyville Road.

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