Discussion set for Mallory Scott Farm development

Published 5:41 pm Thursday, September 3, 2020

Smithfield’s Town Planning Commission plans to discuss elements of the Mallory Scott Farm project, a major proposed residential development project, at its upcoming meeting.

Zoning map, comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance text amendments, along with special use permit and planning commission waiver applications, are on the agenda for the commission’s next meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Smithfield Center.

Located at the intersection of Nike Park Road and Battery Park Road, the development could have 1,106 residential units of various types, from townhomes to duplexes to single-family homes, ranging in price from $200,000 to $300,000. All of the proposed residential units would be for sale. The development will not be age-restricted, and it will be privately regulated and maintained by an owners’ association.

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Infrastructure and amenities in the community would include onsite parking, pedestrian paths, sidewalks, two clubhouses, two swimming pools, stormwater retention, landscaping, public water and sewer and existing roadway improvements. Approximately 105 acres of open space would remain in the form of parks, pet stations, playgrounds and environmentally sensitive areas.

Access to the development would be via six entrances on Battery Park Road — three of which currently exist — and one entrance on Nike Park Road. Most of the property fronts Moone Creek and Town Farm Creek.

According to planning documents, the proposed development “will achieve a unique sense of community and place and serves to promote the economic sustainability of adjacent and surrounding businesses within the town.” The project is also expected to add more than $300 million to the town and county’s tax base.

Moone Creek Inc., Moone Creek Associates and The Terry Companies Seven LLC are the owners, according to publicly available planning commission documents released ahead of the meeting.