"Is there really any open space left to save in Franklin?"
Franklin also still has hundreds of acres of land classified as Private Recreation, as well as farms and woodlots, on which the Town will have the right of first refusal if there is a change in use. These areas are enrolled in a state tax reduction program called Chapter 61.
Franklin will be updating its last Open Space & Recreation Plan soon and the new plan can help guide decisions on how to invest the open space and recreation “bucket” of the Community Preservation fund.
If you have a question about how the Community Preservation Act (CPA) works, please email CPA4Franklin@gmail.com.