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Only twenty minutes south of Indianapolis, Franklin is an exciting blend of tradition and innovation. 
Franklin has a rich history, dating back to its founding in 1823. Our downtown boasts traditional main street shops, coffeehouses and restaurants, and the outstanding academic institution of Franklin College. Victorian mansions line King and Jefferson streets, and our trails provide plenty of opportunities for a quiet walk or a scenic jog.

Franklin is also a city on the move. It is home to a state-of-the-art high school, a bustling night life, and nonprofit groups that work hard to advance our quality of life. Our pro-business attitude and strategic location have attracted companies globally, including seven Japanese corporations.

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Mayor Barnett is in the dunk tank until 6:20pm! Come down to the Johnson County Community Foundation and make your donation to take a shot! #GivingDayJC ... See moreSee less

Mayor Barnett is in the dunk tank until 6:20pm! Come down to the Johnson County Community Foundation and make your donation to take a shot! #GivingDayJC

 

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😂

Where's your cell phone......DOH!!!

Haha...bet it was chilly.

3 days ago

City of Franklin, Indiana - Government

Woo hoo! We've raised more than $100,000! Keep it coming. We love connecting people who care with causes that matter! www.jccf.org #GiveWhereYouLive #GivingDayJC You make Giving Day rock! ... See moreSee less

Johnson County's Giving Day is this week! We're so excited to support Johnson County Community Foundation and the following nonprofits Girls Inc. of Johnson County, United Way of Johnson County, Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County, Gateway Services Johnson County Arc, Greenwood Christian Academy, Humane Society of Johnson County, and Franklin Education Connection.

You can donate on June 21st at 398 S Main St., via phone at 317-738-2213, or online at jccf.org.

Come join these fun-filled activities during the longest day of the year!

#GiveWhereYouLive #GivingDayJC
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Johnson County’s Giving Day is this week!  We’re so excited to support Johnson County Community Foundation and the following nonprofits Girls Inc. of Johnson County, United Way of Johnson County, Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County, Gateway Services Johnson County Arc, Greenwood Christian Academy, Humane Society of Johnson County, and Franklin Education Connection.

You can donate on June 21st at 398 S Main St., via phone at 317-738-2213, or online at jccf.org. 

Come join these fun-filled activities during the longest day of the year! 

#GiveWhereYouLive #GivingDayJC

1 week ago

City of Franklin, Indiana - Government

PRESS RELEASE:

WHO: ​Franklin Mayor Steve Barnett and Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Director Anna Gremling
WHAT: ​$2,038,740 check presentation
WHEN: ​Friday, June 15, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: ​350 E. Madison St., Franklin
WHY:​To represent the federal funds coming to Franklin for the Yandes Street brick reconstruction and school zone flashing beacons.

As part of an annual funding process, Franklin planners submitted projects for consideration by the Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is responsible for planning and programming federal transportation funds in the eight-county Central Indiana region. Projects are judged based on such criteria as impacts to air quality, improvements to congestion, safety, pavement quality and more.

"It's always a very competitive process, but Franklin's projects rose to the top," Gremling said "Building and maintaining infrastructure is one of local governments' biggest challenges, but also critical to the regional and state economies."

Franklin was one of 15 communities and agencies in the region selected to receive federal funds.

According to Franklin's application, Yandes is the only brick street remaining in the city, and City leaders are committed to preserving it. Reconstruction will occur from the northern edge of Jefferson Street to Ohio Street and Madison Street from Depot Street. A parking lane will be provided along the west side of Yandes. The project will upgrade storm drainage along the street, which should reduce flooding. Construction will begin in 2023. The total project cost is $2,235,700, with 80 percent -- $1,788,540 – of it federal funding through the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The second funded project will install school zone flashing beacons at all schools and pedestrian crossings and beacons at two trail crossings.

About the Metropolitan Planning Organization
Federal law requires each urbanized area with a population of 50,000 or more to have an MPO, and the MPO planning process is required to receive federal funds for transit, transportation alternatives, and roadway improvements. The Indianapolis MPO encompasses 1,520 square miles and includes eight counties and 31 cities and towns. For more information, visit www.indympo.org.

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MPO MEDIA CONTACT: Jen Schmits Thomas, 317-441-2487, jen@jtprinc.com
FRANKLIN MEDIA CONTACT: Tara Payne, 317-736-3602, tpayne@franklin.in.gov
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OUTSTANDING!!

Star Dunson Humbles did you see this? They are preserving our street! So happy!

Holly and Jeanie’s old neighborhood

Wonderful now if only they would leave the bricks uncovered on Jefferson st

Awesome

Great leadership by Mayor Barnett and the City of Franklin!

Congrats!!!

I love the bricks being restored! That's awesome! That's my old neighborhood!

So, it WAS worth protesting when they wanted to pave Yandes “back in the day”(mid to late 80s would be my guess)! Susan Alford Hessman? So happy it is going to be restored!

Outstanding! Congrats to our city.

Very cool! My Great+ grandfather laid that street, and the sidewalks alongside it. E.(E for Emanuel) Holtz. Some of the places where he stamped the sidewalks still bear his name imprint....

Congrats and job well done!!

Congrats :)

Woohoo!!!!!

Love it! Grew up on Yandes, love it will stay a brick street. Congratulations!!

I love who what where when why. Easy to know whats going on. This is great!

Wonderful

So nice to see they are preserving the brick street I remember when Franklin had several brick streets.

So happy to hear abt this wonderful restoration. 🎉🎊👏👏

Congratulations!

How exciting for Franklin!!! Great job Mayor Barnett and all those involved.

Here! Here! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Great job Franklin keep up the good work Mayor Steve Barnett !

Wonderful news! Great job!

I love this!! ❤❤

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