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Six advisory boards endorse countywide greenway plan

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Henderson County News

Event barn fuss triggers broad review

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The Henderson County Planning Board is plunging into a broad review of potentially disruptive land uses in residential zones after neighbors raised concerns about an event barn in an R-2 zone.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Henderson County planning | Zoning | event barn

Henderson County News

Neighbor sues over 'event barn' permit

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What might have seemed on the surface like a benign request — asking the county’s permission to hold weddings and birthday parties in a barn — has turned into a lawsuit that has pitted neighbor against neighbor in Cimarron Forest.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Henderson County planning

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County seeks input on East Flat Rock plan

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EAST FLAT ROCK — Henderson County planners are inviting residents, business owners and homeowners in East Flat Rock to participate in the community planning process for the area.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Henderson County planning | East Flat Rock

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Solution desperately searches for a problem

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At the inaugural meeting of Henderson County's Regulation Review Advisory Committee, board members suggested they needed to get hold of the complaint file.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | land-use planning | Henderson County planning

Henderson County Business

Panel takes aim at rules that block business growth

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A 13-member committee appointed to identify county regulations that impede business growth and job creation held its organizational meeting Thursday night, hearing mostly pro-business comments in introductory remarks by the members in attendance.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | land-use planning | Henderson County planning | Regulation Review Advisory Committee

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Planners endorse westward expansion of business zoning

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Expanding the potential for commercial land-use on U.S. 64 west of Laurel Park, the Henderson County Planning Board says the Board of Commissioners should grant a rezoning from R-2 residential to office and institutional.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County appoints Radcliff as interim planning director

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Senior planner Autumn Radcliff will become Henderson County's interim planning director after the departure of the current director, Anthony Starr, who resigned to become assistant executive director for the Western Piedmont Council of Governments.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County planning | Henderson County senior planner Autumn Radliff

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County planning director leaving for new job

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Henderson County Planning Director Anthony Starr is leaving his job with the county to become  assistant executive director with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments in Hickory.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Seven Falls Q&A

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What is a development agreement? State law allows counties to enter into development agreements for projects of more than 25 acres, recognizing that "large-scale development projects often occur in multiple phases extending over a period of years."   Read Story »

Tags: Seven Falls | Henderson County planning | Keith Vinson

Henderson County News

Commissioners relax development rules

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners quickly adopted a series of land-use amendments today  that planners said would make it easier and less costly to develop land.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Be 'friendly' to the public, too

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The current Henderson County Board of Commissioners styles itself as the friend of business and at the same time a protector of the public's rights. It is possible to be both, the rhetoric of national politics notwithstanding.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

County set to roll back development rules

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners, striving to "enhance the county's business friendly climate," is poised to roll back land development regulations.   Read Story »

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