- City of Hendersonville
- United States of America
For 35 years, Johnny and June Carter Cash called Hendersonville, Tennessee home. Their residence at 200 Caudill Drive, designed by famed architect Braxton Dixon, was a landmark and a source of pride for our community.
Following Johnny Cash's passing in 2003, the home was eventually sold to Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees in 2005. His intent was to remodel the home for use as his private residence, hoping its history and scenic lake views would serve as a source of inspiration for his work as a song writer. Unfortunately, the home caught fire during the construction process and was completely destroyed in April 2007.
For nearly 7 years, the site remained vacant until it was purchased in March 2014 by Lakehouse Holdings, LLC. Lakehouse Holdings, LLC is owned by Texas-based investor James Gresham.
On July 29, 2014 a story appeared in the Hendersonville Star News and Tennessean newspapers about the new owner's desire to build a residential medical facility on the property to serve as rehabilitation center for women who suffer from eating disorders, alcoholism, drug addiction, trauma and post traumatic stress disorder.
We, the residents of Hendersonville, stand united in our opposition to the rezoning request filed on behalf of James Gresham to build a rehab center on the site of Johnny Cash's former home.
200 Caudill Drive is located in a residential neighborhood on a residential street and is ill-equipped for a commercial venture of this sort. We do not believe the proposed rezoning to be the highest and best use of this historic property.
We call upon the Hendersonville Regional Planning Commission to reject the rezoning request scheduled for a public hearing on September 2, 2014 and for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to uphold the will of the people by maintaining the current zoning.
The Stop the rezoning of the Johnny Cash property petition to City of Hendersonville was written by Jeff Coker and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.