A tract of land on West Market Street (US 70 Business) in the Smithfield city limits has been rezoned.
Olivia Holding with Twin States Farming, Inc. of Smithfield requested an 8.25 acre tract of land located at 457 West Market Street be rezoned from Residential-Agricultural to Business.
Planning Director Stephen Wensman said the current zoning for the site, located south of West Market and approximately 900 feet east of Highway 210, appeared to be outdated.
Wensman said a portion of the land is within the Flood Plain.
June Wallace who owns the Wallace Welding business next door spoke during a Public Hearing. She told council members she was not opposed to the rezoning but wanted to make sure anyone who develops the site realizes the area is subject to flooding. During Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Mrs. Wallace said the welding business had 5 feet of water inside.
Andrew Hodge with Adams & Hodges Engineering, PC appeared on behalf of Twin State Farming. No proposed use of the site was discussed.
The town council voted unanimously to rezone the 8.25 parcel.