7th Avenue Streetscape
The Seventh Avenue Streetscape Project is an investment in pedestrian, water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure, lighting and landscaping in the business district. It aims to improve walkability, improve connections to the Main Street Municipal Service District, and highlight the character of the historic district. Slated to begin construction in early 2024, the project area includes part of the intersection at 7th Avenue and Grove Street, 7th Avenue from the intersection to Maple Street, as well as a portion of Locust Street.
City Council authorized a contract with Harper General Contractors to lead the project in December 2023.
To receive 7th Avenue Streetscape Alerts, opt-in for 'Downtown Alerts' via Hendersonville's AlertHVL Notification System.
Check out the updated detour map that includes additional info on parking and sidewalk access! We are working with Harper General Contractor to provide additional detour signage surrounding the project site.
Update - January 25
7th Avenue Full Street Closure Starts February 1, 2024
Starting Thursday, February 1, 2024, there will be a full street closure of 7th Avenue from Grove to Maple. This street closure marks the beginning of the long-anticipated 7th Avenue Streetscape project, which will involve new sidewalks, lighting and landscaping, as well as water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure improvements to the district.
The street will be closed to vehicular traffic starting February 1 until May to expedite construction impacts. Sidewalk work, landscaping, and final paving will take place over the summer and fall with periodic closures as needed.
Parking is available on Maple, Locust, and behind many of the individual businesses, with sidewalk access remaining open to businesses.
Update - January 19
We had a great drop-in informational meeting on January 18th at the Historic Train Depot. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to learn about the project!
Stations showed the site plan, street detour as well as maps of future improvements in the district. Attendees were able to meet City Staff and representatives from Harper General Contractors to ask questions about the project.
Update - January 12
The 7th Avenue Streetscape is about to break ground! This is Phase 1 of an enhanced pedestrian experience in the district, with needed utility updates and stormwater infrastructure along 7th Avenue. This project will be taking place from Grove to Maple Street starting the last week of January, with a full street closure expected to start February 1.
In the next few weeks, you'll start seeing construction fencing and detours on 7th Avenue, from Grove Street to Maple. While your favorite spots on 7th Avenue remain accessible, anticipate some adjustments during this phase – a little more walking may be required.
To shorten the time of total construction and allow access by summer, vehicular access will be CLOSED on 7th Avenue from Grove Street to Maple Street until May. Parking is available on Maple, Locust, and at many of the individual businesses, with sidewalk access being available to all of the businesses during this time.
An informational, drop-in meeting for the Streetscape will be taking place at the Historic Depot at 650 Maple Street on Thursday, January 18 from 4-6pm. Meet representatives from Harper General Contractors and City Staff to learn more about the project and future infrastructure improvements on 7th Avenue.
Update - January 5
The City of Hendersonville is close to breaking ground on the 7th Avenue Streetscape Project. Construction mobilization including fencing is expected to begin the week of January 29. Street closures are expected to start at this time or shortly thereafter.
- Late January – Late April: Underground work will be taking place along 7th Avenue from Grove to Maple from late January to May. Vehicular access will not be available from 7th Avenue. A detour route will be published in the coming weeks.
- May: Underground work is expected to be completed to allow for vehicular access. There are many extraneous factors that can cause delays (weather, etc.) There may continue to be work from Locust to Maple, and at the intersection of Maple and 7th, however this is likely to have some periods of openings and closures rather than 24/7.
- May – October: Sidewalk work will be finalized as well as landscaping work and final paving. Work will still be occurring; however, the street will be opened back up to traffic. There may be some periodic street closures necessary during this time.