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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

Don’t miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.


You'll find out special report, the Big Boom, on more than 4,000 dwellings that could be in the pipeline in Hendersonville and Henderson County.

The report on the real estate and construction market showed that:

  • Since 2018 Henderson County has processed subdivision requests resulting in 1,836 residential lots. Most are minor subdivisions, carving 2-4 lots out of a single parcel. The Tap Root dairy development is by far the largest; it’s approved for 699 home lots or townhomes.
  • Fletcher currently has 464 approved dwellings and Mills River 283, including some that are turning French Broad Valley farmland into high-end subdivisions filled with million-dollar homes.
  • Hendersonville potentially will see the biggest boom of all. Because the city requires developments that want sewer service to be annex into the municipal boundaries, subdivisions, apartments complexes and condo developments are clustering around the city, especially on U.S. 64 East, South Allen Road and on Tracy Grove Road. The total number of dwellings approved on paper in the city is an eyebrow raising number: 2,416.
  • Although they’re smaller, have stricter zoning and less buildable land, Flat Rock and Laurel Park are seeing buyers snap up available lots for new construction. “On the mountain itself, we’ve had more development in the last couple of years than in the last couple of decades,” Laurel Park Mayor Carey O’Cain says.

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