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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

Henderson County News

Planners endorse 33-home subdivision across from Haywood Knolls

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A new subdivision of 33 homes could go up on Haywood Road just west of West Henderson High School if the Henderson County Board of Commissioners OKs a rezoning application.   Read Story »

Tags: West Henderson High School | land-use planning | Development | Haywood Knolls

Henderson County Business

Mills River board OKs expansion that has split High Vista homeowners

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Tags: Mills River Town Board | land-use planning | Development | disruptive land uses

Henderson County Business

Planning Board endorses Walmart's color change

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Eighteen years ago, when Walmart announced its move from the Eastridge Crossing shopping center to the new Highland Square, the Hendersonville City Council held two different public meetings to discuss the look of the discount giant’s new store.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | retail | Wal-Mart | Walmart | gateway corridors | sign regulations

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

Etowah Business

Skeptical Planning Board tables action on 300-unit Etowah development

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Tags: Etowah | land-use planning | John Turchin

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

Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: History | Oakdale Cemetery | land-use planning | Thomas Wolfe | event barn | Wolfe Angel

Henderson County News

Mud Creek dump may reach homes, city says

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Tags: land-use planning | Mud Creek | pollution | hazardous waste | Mud Creek dump

Henderson County Business

Residents rise up against N.C. 191 event barn

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Thirty residents urged the Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday to revoke a permit that a county zoning board issued for an event barn in a residential zone off N.C. 191.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning

Henderson County News

Appeals court upholds event barn on N.C. 191

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The fight may not over yet even though a North Carolina appeals court has upheld a Henderson County Zoning Board of Adjustment decision that granted a permit for couple to rent their residential-zoned property for weddings, receptions, birthday parties and other gatherings.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning

Henderson County News

East Flat Rock plan available for public review

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A draft plan designed to guide land-use policy in East Flat Rock over the next 15 years is now available for public review and will be the subject of a public input opportunity from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, the East Flat Rock Community Plan Advisory Committee and Henderson County Planning Department announced.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | East Flat Rock

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Annexation is right policy at Upward interchange

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There will be much caterwauling at the Hendersonville City Council meeting next week when a developer appears to ask for annexation and a zoning permit for an 84-room Fairfield Inn & Suites on Upward Road.   Read Story »

Tags: Upward Road widening | land-use planning | Development | Upward Road development

Henderson County News

Laurel Park eyes growth along U.S. 64

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Tags: Laurel Park | land-use planning

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

Henderson County News

Buildout plan fractures Towne Place homeowners

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Siding with a developer over residents opposed to the buildout of Towne Place, the Hendersonville Planning Board recommended a zoning code change that would allow construction of the final four residential units in a vacant corner of the 9.6-acre development on Greenville Highway.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | land-use planning

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Mayoral candidate owes village $60,000

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If Bob Spitzen pulls off a miraculous upset to become the mayor of Flat Rock, the Village Council would face a thorny question.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | land-use planning | Bob Staton | 2015 municipal elections | Bob Spitzen

Henderson County News

Ask Matt ... about ridgeline development

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Tags: land-use planning | Southern Appalachian culture | ridgeline development

Henderson County Business

Mills River retreats on affordable housing

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MILLS RIVER — Taking a tentative step toward higher density housing, the Mills River Town Board last week looked at a “middle ground” land-use proposal that would allow developments of quarter-acre lots for the first time.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | land-use planning | affordable housing

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County a key partner, Land of Sky chief says

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By dropping out of the Land of Sky Regional Council, Henderson County would force other jurisdictions to subsidize services the council must by law provide to towns and counties, the regional planning agency's director said.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Land of Sky Regional Council

Henderson County News

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 News

City council denies higher density zoning on Ninth Avenue

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The Hendersonville City Council unanimously shot down a zoning request that would have allowed higher density housing on Ninth Avenue near Oak Street, siding with homeowners who opposed more intense development on the residential street.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | land-use planning

Hendersonville Business

Ninth Avenue evolving to higher density

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Ninth Avenue shows all the signs of an area in transition.     Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Planning Board | land-use planning | Wingate University | Wingate-Pardee-BRCC campus

Henderson County News

Judges in town to evaluate county's beauty

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FLAT ROCK — Village of Flat Rock officials and park volunteers made a short presentation about the new Park at Flat Rock and answered questions from judges on a two-day visit to see if the community measures up to national beauty standards.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | America In Bloom

Henderson County Business

Developers announce big equestrian center in Tryon

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Developers and a hotel company on Wednesday announced a 1,400-acre equestrian resort in Tryon that will include 500 stables, five riding arenas, miles of horseback riding trails, a hotel, sports center and other amenties.     Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Development | Tryon Equestrian Partners

Henderson County News

Grants available to remove old house trailers

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Henderson County residents with an abandoned manufactured home on their property are invited to apply for a grant to have the home removed.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | land-use planning

Henderson County Business

Bojangles planned, hotel eyed on Upward Road

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Declaring that "the economic environment for new investment is awakening," developers plan to resurrect an Upward Road-I-26 interchange project that will start with a Bojangles and could include a hotel, one other restaurant and retail shops.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | Upward Road widening | land-use planning

Hendersonville Business

Business advisory panel launches City Hall review

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Better customer service, bigger signs, a long-range plan for water service and consistency in inspections are on the docket for a new committee advising the Hendersonville City Council on how to get business-friendly.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Hendersonville Business Advisory Committee

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: County should OK affordable housing project

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners has a good record in helping to create jobs. Next week, the board will get a chance to do something for the people that work those jobs.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | Housing Assistance Corp. | land-use planning

Henderson County News

Housing agency carries on battle for 'workforce' apartments

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Advocates of affordable housing believed they had found an ideal site and chosen a well-designed attractive development that would provide apartments for 64 families.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | Housing Assistance Corp. | land-use planning

Hendersonville Four Seasons Politics

Council appoints two members to Planning Board

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday appointed two new members to the city Planning Board, filling vacancies created by the resignations of Jeff Collis and Fred Dutcher.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville Planning Board | land-use planning

Hendersonville News

Collis quits city Planning Board

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The Hendersonville City Council has two Planning Board appointments to make after the resignation of Jeff Collis and Fred Dutcher.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | land-use planning | Hendersonville City Councilman Jeff Collis

Green River Business

Dollar General eyes Tuxedo

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TUXEDO — If everything falls into place, residents of southern Henderson County could be getting a Dollar General store.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Tuxedo | retail | Tuxedo Community Park | Henderson County Commissioner Tommy Thompson

Flat Rock News

Neighbors grumble about Flat Rock vacation cottage

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FLAT ROCK — Like it or not, Stonebridge neighbors are powerless to stop a homeowner from renting a cottage to vacationers.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | real estate | Flat Rock Village Council | land-use planning

Mills River News

Local zoning official wins state award

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Tags: Mills River | Mills River Town Board | land-use planning | Jaime Laughter | Pat Christie

Mills River News

DOT to fix drainage after flooding on N.C. 191

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MILLS RIVER — State DOT engineers have responded quickly to a severe flooding situation that Mills River residents blamed on a nursing home construction site, a Mills River town councilman says.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | NCDOT | Mills River Town Board | land-use planning

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 News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Board uses codebook it wants to weaken

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A landowner asked the Henderson County Board of Commissioners on April 1 to change the zoning of his 1.7-acre vacant tract on U.S. 64 in Horse Shoe to allow a Dollar General store.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | land-use 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

Henderson County News

ECO, under new boss, looks to challenges, threats

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On sabbatical last summer, David Weintraub took stock of his 33 years of work — as a community organizer (as he calls it without irony), civil rights activist, filmmaker and environmental advocate.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | David Weintraub | land-use planning | Development | Rachel Hodge

Hendersonville News

Planners turn down dog boarding

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

Tags: Hendersonville Planning Board | land-use planning