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Planners turn down dog boarding

The Hendersonville Planning Board turned down a request to change city land-use regulations to allow animal boarding in a mixed-use zoning district.

Dawn Maki, the owner of Dogs'n'Suds on Washington Street, wants to expand her business to a location near the county jail. "I'm looking into purchasing the property but I'm not going to until I know what I can and can't do," she said. "I wanted to do doggie daycare and doggie daycare overnight. It is not a true kennel."
Dogs would be accompanied at night and not kept in crates on concrete pads, she said. "Everybody has in mind All Creatures Great and Small years ago," she said. "I love Hendersonville. I'm not trying to make things bad for it. Hendersonville is just behind the times. Cities are doing this all over the place.'
A planning committee that considered and decided against adding kennels as a conditional use in the Central Mixed Use Zoning District. The Planning Board on Monday adopted the committee's recommendation and said no to the kennels. The request next goes to the City Council, which will hold a public hearing and can agree with or overturn the Planning Board recommendation.