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Landowners seek OK for 423 dwellings on Francis, Lakewood roads

A developer is seeking a rezoning for 324 apartments at the sharp bend where Francis Road becomes Lakewood Road near the post office annex and Sam’s Club. [BILL MOSS/Hendersonville Lightning] A developer is seeking a rezoning for 324 apartments at the sharp bend where Francis Road becomes Lakewood Road near the post office annex and Sam’s Club. [BILL MOSS/Hendersonville Lightning]

Hendersonville city planners will host neighborhood compatibility meetings this week on zoning applications seeking permission to build 324 apartments and 99 duplexes in separate projects less than a quarter mile apart on Francis Road and Lakewood Road.


Applicant Travis Fowler of First Victory and landowner Group Ventures Inc. are seeking a rezoning from I-1 Industrial to UR-CZD Urban Residential Conditional Zoning District for the construction of 324 multi-family units on 60.56 acres on Lakewood Road near the U.S. Postal Service annex and Sam's Club. The site for the proposed housing is made up of four parcels valued on the tax books at $2,949,920. The neighborhood compatibility meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, in the City Operations Center Assembly Room, 305 Williams St.

A second neighborhood compatibility meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the same location to present details of a request for 99 duplexes on Francis Road at Mastermind Lane. Applicant Tom Martinson of DHI Communities and property owners John and Betty Hammond have asked for a rezoning from C-2 Secondary Business and R-40 Low Density Residential to PRD-CZD Planned Residential Development Conditional Zoning District to build the two-family units on 12.76 acres. The site is made up of two parcels valued for tax purposes at $198,600.