Zoning approval on table for city council

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 08:15 PM

Senior housing is planned for an area that is the subject of a rezoning request.The Henderson City Council will vote Monday on the zoning request along Rock Mill Road and Ennis Murphy Road, and off Vicksboro Road in Henderson.

The current zoning is low density residential and property owners are seeking a moderate density residential zoning to build 48 quad-style units for senior housing near 672 Vicksboro Road.

Kevin Connelly of Connelly Development and Andy Rosen spoke in favor of the rezoning at the March 17 Henderson Planning Board public hearing.

Rosen said they planned to use only 10 of the 50 acres in the tract zoned low density residential.

Gene Matthews, of 412 Club Pond Road, Henderson spoke at the March 17 public hearing in opposition to the rezoning. He said the rezoning will allow the building of apartments, which he said neighborhood residents do not want.

Concerns were also raised at the March 17 public hearing about increased traffic, crime and exceeding the capacity of the pump station located in the area.

The public hearing was continued on April 7 and Planning Director Erris Dunston addressed the concern of the capacity of the pump station.

She said the pump station is in the process of being worked on and capacity of the pump station should be capable of handling increased usage by the time the developer reaches that stage in construction.

Dunston also said she spoke with the fire and police departments about some of the safety concerns. Neither department additional concerns about this rezoning.

The Henderson Zoning Board unanimously voted to recommend rezoning to the council.

Michael Rainey and Ricky Easter were absent.

The city council will need to approve the rezoning for the project to move forward.

Monday’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the chambers of City Hall on Rose Avenue.

 

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