We are having conversations across Hendersonville about Gen H - Hendersonville's Comprehensive Plan and planning for the next 20 years & beyond!
Hendersonville’s popular Council Conversation series is joining forces with the Community Development Department to bring Gen H Council ‘Comp-versations’ to five locations across the City. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with their City Council members and take part in the development of the 2045 Gen H Comprehensive Plan. Join us at any or all of the meetings to discuss a variety of topics related to growth, community character, and sustainability. Council Member Debbie Roundtree’s event took place in Sullivan Park on August 26, 2023. Community members have four more opportunities to provide input on a variety of topics.
Gen H Council Comp-versation hosted by Mayor Pro Tem Lyndsey Simpson
The Heart of Gen H: Developing the Vision for Downtown Hendersonville’s Future
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
The Main Event | 125 S. Main Street
What should strolling down Main Street and Seventh Avenue look and feel like in 20 years? Participate in this downtown-focused listening session to continue the conversations surrounding the heart of the city and how it grows. The city’s comprehensive plan consultants with Bolton & Menk will be facilitating the listening session portion of the meeting.
Gen H Council Comp-versation hosted by Mayor Barbara Volk
What Does Change Look Like to Gen H: Balancing Growth & Strengthening Community Character
Monday, October 2, 2023 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Interfaith Assistance Ministries (IAM) | 310 Freeman Street
How do we plan for the needs of existing community members while welcoming visitors and future generations of residents? Take part in a planning activity facilitated by the Community Development Department and discussion centered around how the city should grow while staying true to what makes Hendersonville home.
Gen H Council Comp-versation hosted by Council Member Jerry Smith
A Healthy Dose of Gen H: The Place of Parks and Open Space
Monday, October 9, 2023 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Health Sciences Center – Room 2003 | 805 6th Avenue West
Want to step inside the classroom for a learning session on where the city is and what the future can hold? Take a hike over to the Health Science Center to focus on making Hendersonville healthy up to 2045 and beyond. This meeting will have an emphasis on parks and green space planning.
Gen H Council Comp-versation hosted by Council Member Jennifer Hensley
The Housing Component of Gen H: Living in Hendersonville’s Future
Monday, October 16, 2023 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Hendersonville High School – Cafeteria | 1 Bearcat Boulevard
The secret is out that Hendersonville is a desirable place to live. How do we catch up and keep pace with growing housing demands and ensure a high quality of life for residents? Participate in this housing-focused listening session to give input on where and how Hendersonville grows. The city’s comprehensive plan consultants with Bolton & Menk will be facilitating the listening session portion of the meeting.
City Council’s annual fall meeting series promotes transparency and accessibility between the community and the elected officials serving Hendersonville. The 2023 Council Comp-versations theme is the development of Hendersonville’s 2045 Comprehensive Plan, but community members can also bring other questions and ideas to the meetings. These informal gatherings allow the public to interact with their local elected officials and City of Hendersonville staff by asking questions, voicing concerns, and working together toward solutions.
Community members are invited to take the Gen H Comprehensive Plan survey online at www.hvlnc.gov/GenH. City of Hendersonville staff will be available at all Council Comp-versations to help any community members who would like assistance in filling out their survey.