Historic District Commission


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The Historic District Commission (HDC) is made up of seven (7) residents appointed by the Village Council for three-year terms. The purpose of the Historic District Commission is to safeguard the heritage of the Village of Franklin by preserving the historic district which reflects elements of its cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history. The HDC is directly responsible for the review and impact evaluation of aesthetic considerations associated with applications for any improvements or alterations with the District limits.

The Historic District Commission follows and provides interpretation of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s standards for rehabilitation and guidelines for rehabilitating historic buildings as required by the State of Michigan Historic Preservation Office and US park Service.


Gary Roberts            term to 7/17
Laura Witty              term to 7/18
Gayle Timmis            term to 7/16
Eileen Harryvan         term to 7/18
Mike Brassfield          term to 7/18
Garrett Keais             term to 7/17
Jill Wilke                  term to 7/16



Design Standards

New Historic District Design Guidelines Booklet also available in the Village Clerk’s office.