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Foxchase expansion goes to City Council

Foxchase, the Windsor Aughtry development that has been selling medium-priced homes at a fast clip, won a positive recommendation from the Hendersonville Planning Board to add 10 more single-family homes and a duplex on Half Moon Trail off U.S. 64 East.

The homes will be on the south side of Half Moon Trail in the part of the development nearest the highwayt. The Planning Board recommended that the City Council approve a special-use permit for the expansion on a four-acre tract.
During a neighborhood compatibility meeting on May 5, 10 residents of Foxchase raised questions about stormwater runoff, traffic and parking.
"Currently when you enter Wolf Chase it is attractive with the berms and trees on both sides of the street and there s nothing hindering your travel to the remainder of the neighborhood," said one resident, Beverly Leddon. "We already have issues with vehicles parked on the street. This is already a very compact neighborhood."
The planning staff and public works department agreed that street parking could be prohibited on that section of Half Moon Trail because it meets standards as a city street. In its recommendation for the permit, the Planning Board added the condition that street parking will be barred.
Drew Norwood of Windsor Aughtry said during the May 5 meeting that the developer wanted to keep the neighborhood residential by rezoning the property from its current Highway Commercial designation. The developer's engineer, Bill Lapsley, said a new underground channel would drain stormwater into Wolf Creek near U.S. 64.
Originally developed by Nappier and Turner Construction Co., Wolf Chase was a successor to Wolfpen. Windsor Aughtry has had strong sales in Foxchase offering new homes from 1,200 to 2,000 square feet ranging from $160,000 to $220,000.