Letter – Don’t make IW another VB

Published 5:15 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

After months of haggling over the Grange at 10Main development, developers are now looking at the other side of Smithfield for a planned 615-home development.

The town cannot handle this type of growth. Benns Church Boulevard is already stacked every morning and evening with commuters. These dense large-scale mixed-type (contractor grade) developments are the next generation’s large-scale blight. All one needs to do is travel through the City of Virginia Beach.

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And survey the past “affordable housing” developments of Aragona, Glenwood, Green Run and Chimney Hill, to name but a few, to see what the future holds for such developments


Frank Boyack