Mallory Scott developer seeks subdivision approval

Published 6:46 pm Monday, September 12, 2022

Representatives of Virginia Beach-based Napolitano Homes will return to Smithfield Tuesday evening in hopes of soon breaking ground on the Mallory Scott Farm housing development.

Despite a coordinated effort by local residents to oppose the project, Napolitano received the Smithfield Town Council’s 5-2 approval in July 2021 to construct 812 single-family homes on more than 500 acres bordering Battery Park Road.

Now, Napolitano has applied to the town’s Planning Commission for preliminary plat approval, seeking to subdivide an 88-acre parcel into 135 lots as “Phase A” of what will be named the “Mallory Pointe” development.

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Of the 812 total units, 507 are to be single-family dwellings, 198 are to be two-family duplex units and 107 are to be townhouses. The 135 lots proposed for Phase A would all be single-family dwellings, according to Napolitano’s application.

The request includes the creation of two open-space parcels, one measuring 1.2 acres and the other 1.4, plus 45.6 acres of common area.

The development as a whole is to include onsite parking, pedestrian and bicycle paths, sidewalks, public and private streets, two clubhouses, two swimming pools and water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure.

Smithfield’s Planning Commission is set to consider the matter at its Sept. 13 meeting, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Smithfield Center at 220 N. Church St.

Editor’s note: This story and the Planning Commission’s Sept. 13 agenda had incorrectly reported the Mallory Pointe development would include a community pier on Moone Creek with a kayak and canoe storage facility. The pier and storage facility were removed from the Mallory Pointe plans last year.