The Franklin Township Town Hall is located on Gougler Avenue in downtown Kent. The office serves as a resource for…More township residents with questions about zoning issues or township services.
The hall, built in 1837, originally housed offices for the Franklin Silk Company before the company folded and the township trustees took over in 1840. Today, it serves as the offices for the Franklin Township clerk, administrator and zoning inspector.
The second floor, accessible via a spiral staircase, is home to meetings of the zoning board and trustees.
Gougler Avenue is a one-way street. Traffic flows from south to north.
Weaving along the Cuyahoga River, Franklin Mills River Edge Park stretches along the river's west bank from Fairchild…More Avenue to Stow Street.
The park offers the most basic amenities of benches and picnic tables, yet provides some of the city's most beautiful park views of the river.
Though nestled downtown, the noise of the city's retail and commercial district fades away along the trails. But inescapable are the sounds of train horns as diesel locomotives roar down the tracks lining the east bank of the river.