A controversial proposal that would rezone an area of Hendersonville for a new apartment complex was denied in a vote Tuesday night.
North Carolina-based Carroll Properties wanted to build a 312-unit luxury complex on 19 acres of unoccupied land behind Cracker Barrel off Indian Lake Boulevard.
The developer was hoping the city would rezone the land for residential use and had planned to make a presentation using statistics from the Hendersonville Police Department and the Sumner County Board of Education.
"Well it was certainly disappointing," Developer Roy Carroll said, adding, "Hendersonville is a wonderful community. We look forward to finding a project that does fit with the community and being a part of the community long term in some point in time in the future."
Prior to Tuesday night's vote, hundreds of residents voiced their concerned about traffic congestion, school overcrowding and crime if the apartment complex did become a reality.
"I don't see how it could not it affect the schools. How it could not affect traffic. I'm not a numbers guy, I'm just a common sense guy and it doesn't add up," one resident told Nashville's News 2.
Residents also recently started an online petition against the proposal. So far they have about 700 signatures.