Historic District Commission

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, Chairperson term to 07/23
Mike Brassfield term to 07/24
Alek Kokoszka term to 07/23
Alex Stchekine term to 07/23
Gayle Timmis term to 07/22
Jill Wilke term to 07/22
Laura Witty term to 07/24

Design Standards

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

Quick Links

Agendas and Minutes
Design Standards
Historic District Map
Historic District Commission Ordinance