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Henderson County Business

City OKs 300 multi-family units surrounding post office annex

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The Hendersonville City Council on Friday authorized rezoning that will allow the development of almost 300 apartments and townhomes on land surrounding the post office annex on Lakewood Road.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Commissioners postpone decision on Tap Root dairy development

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Neighboring homeowners raised questions about density, traffic and other factors and the Asheville Regional Airport renewed its concerns about a high-density development under the runway approach during a public hearing on a proposed 699-unit development at the Tap Root dairy property Thursday night.   Read Story »

Tags: disruptive land uses | Tap Root Dairy | Tap Root development

Henderson County Business

Planning Board endorses 291-unit development near Sam's Club

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A development of 291 apartments and townhomes got the green light from the Hendersonville Planning Board on Monday and heads next to the Hendersonville City Council.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | affordable housing | disruptive land uses

East Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

County attorney instructs Planning Board not to reject emails on asphalt plant

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Rebecca Grounsell wrote an impassioned email to members of the Henderson County Planning Board on June 10 imploring them to reject an asphalt plant near her home on Candlestick Drive, where she lives with her husband, Lee, 6-year-old daughter Alice and rescue dogs Griz and Gunny.   Read Story »

Tags: East Flat Rock | County Attorney Russ Burrell | disruptive land uses | public records | asphalt plant | East Flat Rock asphalt plant

Henderson County News

Applicant gets delay of asphalt plant rezoning until August

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EAST FLAT ROCK — Facing a broad grassroots campaign against his request, a rezoning applicant seeking permission to build an asphalt plant in East Flat Rock has delayed the request by two months.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Business

Village Council urges county to reject asphalt plant

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FLAT ROCK — The Flat Rock Village Council voted unanimously on Thursday to urge the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to deny a rezoning request that would allow an asphalt plant on Spartanburg Highway at U.S. 25 Connector in East Flat Rock.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

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Henderson County News

Opponents fire questions at asphalt plant applicant

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The most controversial land-use proposal since the Balfour Parkway and the Duke Energy transmission line proposal is shaping up like those earlier fights — with a massive and energetic opposition aggressively involved in every opportunity to make public comment.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Fight against East Flat Rock asphalt plant gains momentum

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 EAST FLAT ROCK — Homeowners who live near a proposed asphalt plant on Spartanburg Highway have set up a website and Facebook page, begun to organize into an array of committees for the fight, contacted more than a dozen attorneys and collected more than 3,000 signatures on a petition opposing the land-use change.   Read Story »

Tags: East Flat Rock | disruptive land uses | asphalt plant | East Flat Rock asphalt plant

Henderson County Business

Neighbors organize to oppose asphalt plant

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EAST FLAT ROCK —Neighbors have organized to block a proposed asphalt plant on Spartaburg Highway at the U.S. 25 connector, saying that the manufacturing use could release harmful toxins into the air, depreciate surrounding property values and endanger the health of residents.   Read Story »

Tags: East Flat Rock | disruptive land uses | air pollution | asphalt plant

Henderson County Business

Horse Shoe Farm owner again seeks OK for vacation cottages

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HORSE SHOE — The owner of Horse Shoe Farm has dusted off a development proposal two years ago, seeking county approval for short-term rental cottages, a dining facility, clubhouse, spa and yoga studio, equestrian center and riding ring, an event space, horse trailer parking and arts and crafts space on the picturesque property on South Rugby Road.   Read Story »

Tags: disruptive land uses | Horse Shoe Farm | John Turchin | nimby nation

Henderson County News

Planning Board endorses rezoning for 699 homes at Tap Root land

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The Henderson County Planning Board Thursday night voted 6-1 to support a rezoning request that would allow 699 homes and townhomes on the Tap Root dairy farm property.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Developer slashes Ivy Crossing request by 29 units

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A developer has slashed a proposal for a proposed subdivision on 16 acres between Fifth and Sixth avenues and east of Westbrook Drive by 29 homes.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Petition seeks to block sewer permits until spills end

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LAUREL PARK — In the latest effort to derail the Arcadia Views development on U.S. 64 west, petitioners sought to block a sewer permit on the grounds that the city of Hendersonville has a leaky sewer system resulting in excessive sewage spills.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Legislature may rein in conditions placed on development

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A new N.C. House committee, charged with reviewing local residential permitting and planning, opened hearings last week with an aim to “streamline” permitting and create a more uniform approach across the state.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

74-home subdivision on Fifth Avenue West is too dense, Planning Board says

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A proposal to build 74 homes on small lots off Fifth Avenue West is too tightly packed and is incompatible with the surrounding residential land-use, Hendersonville Planning Board members said Monday before voting 7-2 to recommend denial of a rezoning request.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Laurel Park OKs 129-unit senior living development

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LAUREL PARK — The Laurel Park Town Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to annex property on U.S. 64 for a 129-unit senior living development, disappointing a room full of homeowners who opposed the plan with often hostile and personal attacks on the elected leaders.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Rugby resort with restaurant, taproom and yurts advances

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A vacation resort on North Rugby Road with a boutique hotel, restaurant, spa, taproom and 20 yurts moved a step closer to reality after winning the unanimous endorsement from the Henderson County Planning Board on Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: Rugby Grange | disruptive land uses | Rugby

Flat Rock News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Henderson County News

City OKs 332-home Clear Creek development

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A development of 332 homes on Clear Creek Road near I-26 could be under construction about a year from now after the Hendersonville City Council authorized the project on Tuesday night.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

County denies rezoning for Tracy Grove gem mine

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Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday denied a rezoning request to allow a gem mine attraction on Tracy Grove after the applicant indicated to the county that he could not accept the conditions that would limit the development.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

332-home development on Clear Creek Road advances

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A close-in development that could result in 332 homes on Clear Creek Road at I-26 moved a step closer to reality when the Hendersonville Planning Board unanimously recommended zoning approval.   Read Story »

Tags: disruptive land uses | Clear Creek Greenway | Clear Creek | Ken Jackson

Henderson County Business

Commissioners delay action on gem mine attraction in Tracy Grove

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Faced with conflicting opinions from neighbors and questions about what conditions the rezoning applicant would accept, the Henderson County commissioners Tuesday night delayed action on whether to allow a gemstone mine attraction in the Tracy Grove community at I-26.   Read Story »

Tags: disruptive land uses | Tracy Grove | Blue Ridge Gem | Blue Ridge Gemstone Mine

Henderson County News

Whispering Hills homeowners loud enough to defeat industrial zoning

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday night denied a rezoning request made by a property owner who wanted to expand a business where large dump trucks park on Whispering Hills Drive near Howard Gap Road.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Planning is broken in Henderson County

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The decision by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to reject the building of 900 single-family dwellings and townhomes on the Tap Root dairy property was only the latest episode to illuminate the sorry state of our growth management.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

COUNTY REJECTS 900-UNIT TAP ROOT FARMS DEVELOPMENT

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday denied a rezoning application for a 900-unit subdivision on the Tap Root dairy farm property, ending a contentious debate over what would have been one of the biggest developments in the county. Commissioners who voted no said the proposed development was too dense and too close to the Asheville Regional Airport, that it would stress public infrastructure and would provide housing without preserving quality of life.   Read Story »

Tags: disruptive land uses | Tap Root Dairy | Tap Root development

Henderson County News

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Fletcher Business

COUNTY DELAYS ACTING ON 891-UNIT TAP ROOT FARMS DEVELOPMENT

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday delayed action on a rezoning application for the 900-unit Tap Root Farms subdivision in an effort to work out an agreement on conditions the county wants to impose.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Business group endorses
 four-lane NC 191 project

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While homeowners along N.C. 191 continue to implore the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to help them stop the road’s widening, the leader of a county business organization urged the board to support the proposed four-lane divided highway.   Read Story »

Tags: disruptive land uses | nimby nation | NC 191 widening

Fletcher Business

Fletcher says no thanks to Tap Root annexation

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The proposed Tap Root residential development looks so much like a city that it ought to be in a city, Henderson County Commissioner Bill Lapsley says.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County rejects rezoning for 32 homes across from Haywood Knolls

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to deny a rezoning to allow a development of 32 homes in the Haywood Park Estates subdivision west of West Henderson High School.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Haywood Knolls | disruptive land uses | NC 191 widening

Fletcher Business

Neighbors poised to fight 1,224-home development

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Laid out on a network of streets named for North Carolina waterways — Catawba, Yadkin, Pamlico, Hiawassee and others — River Stone is filled with nice homes with one- and two-car garages, playgrounds out back and basketball hoops in front.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Developer proposes 1,224 homes, apartments at Tap Root Dairy

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Henderson County Business

City may reduce buffer between dog kennels and homes

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The city could allow overnight dog boarding closer to homes if the Hendersonville City Council OKs a zoning code amendment.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Mills River board OKs expansion that has split High Vista homeowners

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Flat Rock Business

ZONING BOARD DENIES PERMIT FOR DRUG TREATMENT FACILITY

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Tags: Anna\'s Hope | disruptive land uses | opioid abuse | First Contact Ministries | Mud Creek Baptist Church

Flat Rock Business

First Contact makes case for rehab center; zoning hearing continued

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In a second day of testimony in a zoning hearing for a drug treatment facility, First Contact Ministries officials and other witnesses explained how the facility would operate and offered assurances that it would not pose a threat to surrounding residents.   Read Story »

Tags: disruptive land uses | opioid abuse | First Contact Ministries | Mud Creek Baptist Church | Greg Mathis | Craig Halford

Henderson County News

FOR AND AGAINST: First Contact Ministry's treatment center

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Henderson County News

Zoning board continues treatment center case

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Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Tags: disruptive land uses | First Contact Ministries | Mud Creek Baptist Church

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 »

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Henderson County News

Fence case ends suddenly when applicant walks out

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Henderson County News

IN 4-1 VOTE BOARD KILLS PROPOSED MORATORIUM

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Henderson County Business

Arcadia Views opponents want NCDOT to bar entrance on U.S. 64

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Flat Rock Business

NIMBY NATION: Greatest hits of grassroots uprisings

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Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Moss column: The 'no grow' movement is winning

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We’ve taken a deep dive this week into our county’s history of nimbyism — the efforts to block developments that residents perceive as harmful.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | disruptive land uses

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

Commissioners may call timeout on big subdivisions

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Confronted by repeated protests over housing developments and road improvements, the Board of Commissioners may call a timeout on growth.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | disruptive land uses | nimby nation