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County moves to ease restrictions on storage sheds, floodplain construction

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What started as an effort to regulate personal storage buildings came out radically different on the other end of sausage grinder last month after Henderson County commissioners voted to permit an unlimited number of sheds or garages on residential lots and allow them to be close to the lot line and road.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | floods | Zoning | 2045 comp plan | floodplain

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County moves to ease restrictions on storage sheds, floodplain construction

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What started as an effort to regulate personal storage buildings came out radically different on the other end of sausage grinder last month after Henderson County commissioners voted to permit an unlimited number of sheds or garages on residential lots and allow them to be close to the lot line and road.   Read Story »

Tags: floods | Zoning | David Hill | floodplain

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

JOHN HOOD: A federal court ruling upholds property rights

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There’s always a cost to protecting property rights.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | property rights | Zoning

Henderson County News

City council discusses possibility of staff representing residents’ views on zoning

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday night discussed the possibility of having a city planner represent the views of residents during contentious zoning, rezoning and conditional zoning public hearings.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Zoning | nimby

Henderson County News

County sets public input meetings for 2045 comp plan

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The Henderson County Planning Department will hold open house public input meetings as the planners develop a new 2045 comprehensive plan, which guides growth through zoning, the providing of utilities, transportation priorities and other policies.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Zoning | 2045 comp plan

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Edney proposes sweeping changes to zoning code

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Big changes in zoning would be in place if the Henderson County Board of Commissioners were to accept recommendations by one of its own.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County planning | Zoning | Michael Edney

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Edwards' affordable housing bill draws fire

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards is direct and blunt when he defends a bill that he acknowledges is causing “heartburn” in city halls across North Carolina.   Read Story »

Tags: affordable housing | Zoning

Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don’t miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: Zoning | zoning violations | Second Amendment | gun safety | shooting ranges

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County embarks on 'a really big deal' — comp plan rewrite

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners last week selected a North Carolina-based consultant to guide development of a new comprehensive land-use plan, passing on the top-ranked firm a committee recommended and rejecting one commissioner’s endorsement of a different firm.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | disruptive land uses | Zoning | 2021 comp plan rewrite

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City amends water extension policy amid conflict with county

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The Hendersonville City Council voted on Thursday to update a 1997 Water Extension Policy as part of an ongoing conflict with the Henderson County Board of Commissioners over water rates.   Read Story »

Tags: hendersonville | Henderson County | politics | water issues | Henderson County Board of Commissioners | Horse Shoe Farm | Zoning | water wars

Henderson County News

Council OKs merger of downtown, planning departments

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday authorized a merger of the city's downtown and planning departments into a new Community Development Department.   Read Story »

Tags: Lew Holloway | Zoning

Henderson County Business

Meadows quit after board banned digital signs, tightened design rules

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Before he resigned from the Mills River Town Council, Richmond Meadows was on the losing end of several votes that made the town much more restrictive in its regulation of signs and commercial development.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | Zoning | sign regulations | zoning violations | digital signs

Henderson County News

Time capsule shows benefits of gateway zoning

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From the mid-1980s through the mid-’90s, Hendersonville and Henderson County had endured more than a dozen controversies that centered on development, some of it unwanted.   Read Story »

Tags: south gateway | disruptive land uses | Zoning

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

NIMBY NATION: County has colorful history of citizen uprisings

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When he started his unlikely fight against a gigantic project to build 14 dams on tributaries of the French Broad River, Jere Brittain knew the odds were stacked against him.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | disruptive land uses | Zoning | nimby nation

Henderson County News

City Council deals setback to senior housing

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Landowners are looking at other options after the Hendersonville City Council unanimously rejected a land-use change needed for a 129-unit senior living development on U.S. 64 between Hendersonville and Laurel Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | Hendersonville City Council | land-use planning | Zoning

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