Many Hendersonville residents are concerned, as am I, about growth in our city. I want growth and growth for a community is healthy. Growth brings jobs, new services, more opportunities for our citizens.
But growth must be managed and to manage it there must a plan to which to align it. Kudos to our City Planning Department for undertaking a completed revised Comprehensive Plan (closely timed with the rewriting of the County plan). It is this, along with clearer, and perhaps more restrictive zoning that we can have the tools to guide strong, balanced, and healthy growth that serves all of us well in terms of density, housing, industry, parks, green space, tree management, and overall quality of life.
One of the reasons I want to serve on City Council is to be connected to this planning process for the future as it kicks in next year.