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Atha Plaza building moving to Sugarloaf Road

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The steel bones of a retail building removed from Atha Plaza may get new life at a commercial area on Sugarload Road.
Atha Plaza owner Larry Baber is seeking permission from the Hendersonville City Council to re-erect the steel for a new 3,150-square-foot building at a 4.9-acre light industrial site on Sugarloaf Road at Waddell Drive in the city’s extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction. Although the current commercial zoning allows the use, Baber needed to amend a special use permit to allow the additional building. The council approved it Thursday night.
“I have plenty of room, I have plenty of parking, I have plenty of open space, I have plenty of sewer,” Baber said. “I don’t know why anyone would object to it.”
Served by city water and an on-site septic system, the Sugarloaf Commercial Center currently has five buildings in commercial, retail and office use. Baber’s site plan shows 127 parking space, eight more than the code requires. The Atha Plaza building next to the El Paso restaurant was one of several structures contractors took down to make way for the new Publix on Greenville Highway at White Street.