The Hendersonville Planning Council on Monday estimated that a plan to build nine housing units along Kanuga Road meets city requirements.
The vote was 7-2 with board members Bob Johnson, Jon Blatt, Jim Robertson, Peter Hanley, Tamara Peacock, Hunter Jones and Robert Hogan voting for. Candi Guffey and Neil Brown were the two opposing voices.
LCV Ventures, owner of the property, and David Day, with Day Associates Construction Services, submitted a review of the sitemap and a major subdivision application to the city to build on a vacant, wooded 4.77 acre lot.
The project, called Kanuga Trails, does not require rezoning, as a minor PRD does not change the underlying zoning.
The nine structures will include eight duplexes and one single-family home. All will have two floors and each will have two parking spaces. The development will have two entrances and exits.
The planning board was only responsible for saying whether the project was or was not compliant. The plans are to develop the property as a planned residential development in the R-15 district.
A final site plan must be submitted to the city’s Planning Division for approval and a zoning permit.
Neighbors attended Monday’s meeting and expressed concerns about flooding, traffic and the density of the project. Some also expressed concerns that the project was too close to their homes.
A significant portion of the property is located in a floodplain, but the developers say the buildings will be constructed outside the floodplain. In addition, a rainwater retention system is proposed, as well as a retaining wall to be built behind the buildings.
The proposed density is 1.88 units per acre. The allowable density is 3.75 units per acre.
The developer proposed a fee in lieu of sidewalks due to a possible future widening by the NCDOT of Kanuga Road.
Eighteen trees will be felled and six will be maintained in the management area. The property is currently vacant and wooded.
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