Council Approves First Phase Of East River Subdivision

In a unanimous vote, the Smithfield Town Council approved a request by developers of the new East River subdivision on Buffalo Road just north of Booker Dairy Road.  The council approved the first phase of the subdivision which includes development of 25.5 acres out of the 67.8 acre site.  A total of 40 single family homes will be built in the first phase.

Once fully constructed, East River will include nine phases and 281 single family residential lots. Electric, water and sewer service will be provided by the Town of Smithfield. The site was annexed by the Town this summer.

Before voting to approve the project, Councilman David Barbour questioned Planning Director Stephen Wensman about an overflow parking requirement.  Barbour said he wanted to be clear the language in the preliminary plat conditions for the first phase and additional phases was clear that overflow parking would be properly addressed. Wensman said the preliminary plat conditions cover the overflow parking requirements.

The property is owned by Sam’s Branch of Clayton and is being developed by Reid Smith.