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Mainspring purchases lot next to Franklin office

Mainspring Conservation Trust has expanded its physical presence in the Franklin river district by purchasing half of an acre adjacent to its current office building on East Main Street.

The property includes 112 feet of Little Tennessee River frontage, in addition to two buildings. Mainspring Deputy Director Ben Laseter says those assets contributed to the nonprofit’s interest in the lot. The nonprofit will use one building to store equipment and supplies currently held off-site and lease out the second, larger building for commercial purposes. Additional plantings planned near the river will complement Carlson Woodland Park, existing office green space created in 2015.

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