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Council OKs 84-unit Duncan Terrace

The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday authorized a rezoning for an 84-unit complex of workforce housing in the triangle formed by North Main Street and Signal Hill and Duncan Hill roads on the condition that the developer try to preserve three large trees on the property.

Called Duncan Terrace, the development would include a community center and seven apartment buildings containing 15 one-bedroom, 48 two-bedroom and 21 three-bedroom units. The Planning Board on Monday unanimously endorsed the developer's request for a rezoning from low-density residential to planned residential development on the nine-acre site. 

The project would be built by Mills Construction Co. and the Wesrtern North Carolina Housing Partnership. Mills Construction built a similar project in Arden and currently has three projects under way across the state. If the developer receives approval for tax credit financing, units would be rented to lower- to middle-income tenants — a level currently at $57,000 a year or less for a family of four.

The buildings cover just 10 percent of the property and would have plenty of open space and convenient access to stores and services. The complex would have fulltime on-site management, a laundry facility and space for computer use, Funk said. Peak traffic generated by the development would not overburden existing roads.