By MATT BLOIS
The Franklin Planning Commission will vote Thursday on a project in Cool Springs that would include apartments, office space, a hotel and a city park.
The project is located west of Carothers Parkway and South of McEwen Drive. It’s directly south of another major project called Aureum that the developer SouthStar proposed earlier this year.
The proposal includes 426 apartments, nearly 150,000 square feet of office space and a 170-room hotel room. All of the buildings would be six-stories tall, and drawings also show a tall parking garage connecting the apartments to the office space.
A big hill takes up most of the space on the property, and developers have proposed turning the hill into a 10-acre city park. A drawing of the park shows new walking trails and an arboretum.
The property also has a historic home built by John Henry Carothers in 1937. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places nearly 30 years ago. Developers plan to restore the house and use it as a community meeting space.
The city’s Board of Mayor and Alderman also has to vote on the plan.