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Developer gets green light for 30 two-story units in East Flat Rock

The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday authorized the development of 30 high-end rental homes on Old Spartanburg Road near Upward Road and agreed to annex the East Flat Rock property into the city.

Troy Lee, a developer of oceanfront luxury homes who splits time between Miami and Hendersonville, told the Planning Board that the rental homes will be high quality and will fill an unmet need in the county.

"This is predominantly going to be a family type environment," he said. "We're doing a very high quality product." The developer plans to hire a local property management company. "We will be having supers that will be ensuring that all the maintenance work and any complaints tenants might have are answered," Lee said.

The two-story units, each 1,950-square feet, will have four bedrooms — one down and three up. Neighboring homeowners from Sharon's Crossing urged the city to require a buffer between the new development and their homes. The City Council added conditions to ensure the buffer, increase parking and preserve as many trees as possible. The 15 duplexes would be built on a 5.6-acre parcel between Rex's gun range and the Sharon's Way subdivision. The developer said he would keep 103 trees and remove 37.