Community Development

For general inquiries and zoning verification requests,  please email 

Community Development Department - Planning Division

The Community Development Department - (Planning Division) is responsible for the review of the physical development of land within Hendersonville and Hendersonville's Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and with the administration of the Main Street Program and the Historic Preservation Commission. The Community Development Department (Planning Division) reviews development projects to assure that they are in compliance with adopted codes and regulations, maintains and updates the Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Map, Subdivision Ordinance, 2030 Comprehensive Plan, Parks and Greenspace Plan, Pedestrian Plan, Bicycle Plan and other related policy documents. In addition to grant writing and administration, the Community Development Department also hosts special events downtown and in Historic Districts. The Community Development Department is also responsible for the enforcement of the City of Hendersonville Zoning Ordinance including building setbacks, parking requirements, landscaping and signs as well as staffing the Board of Adjustment.

In addition to the Zoning Ordinance, the Community Development Department is responsible for the enforcement of the Minimum Housing Ordinance and Nuisance Ordinance.

For information relating to the Historic Preservation Commission or Historic Districts, visit
For information relating to the Main Street Program and Historic Downtown Hendersonville, visit






Lew Holloway
Community Development Director
(828) 233-3219
Matthew Manley
Strategic Projects Manager
(828) 697-3064
Tyler Morrow
Planner II
(828) 697-3010
Sam Hayes
Planner II
(828) 697-3010
Terri Swann
Administrative Aide
(828) 697-3010
Kathryn Bragg
Zoning Enforcement Officer
(828) 974-6302

100 N. King St. 
Hendersonville, NC 28792