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Proposed Apartments Causing Controversy

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by Chris Conte

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – A proposed apartment complex in Hendersonville has Sumner County residents trying to put a stop to the plan.

A North Carolina developer has asked the city to build 312 upscale apartments on 19 acres of unoccupied land off of Indian Lake Boulevard.

The land was zoned for commercial use, but the developer is hoping to use it for residential use.

Hendersonville resident Jamie Clary spent his Sunday trying to get the word out to those living in the area.

"We're handing out flyers to let people know about a vote on Tuesday night. Hoping to catch some people on their way home and let them know what's going on. This is the place where we need to grow with offices and businesses," said Clary.

Darrell Woodcock is one of Hendersonville's 12 alderman. He said his constituents have told him their thoughts on the plan.

"I would be shocked if they passed. I've received dozens and dozens of phone calls and emails from citizens, and all but one have been against the apartment," said Woodcock.

"It's right in the center of our commercial area, people are scared about traffic, and it's hard to convince them adding hundreds of units of apartments is going to lower traffic," added Woodcock.

Hendersonville Alderman will vote on the rezoning plan Tuesday. They ultimately have the final say about the $30 million luxury condos.

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