Subdivision Being Considered Near West Smithfield Elementary School

A Raleigh investment company is considering building a large subdivision on a rural tract of land near West Smithfield Elementary School.

Navaho Investment Company, LLC has approached the Town of Smithfield requesting satellite annexation for 21.2 acres of land for Twin Creeks Subdivision. The property stretches from Galilee Road near the elementary school to Black Creek Road.  A section of the property is within Smithfield’s ETJ. It would include approximately 92 residential lots.

Smithfield Planning Director Stephen Wensman said the County of Johnston did not want to provide services to the proposed subdivision and the landowner then turned to Smithfield to request annexation to receive town water, sewer and police services.  The developer plans to receive power from Duke Energy.

Council members did not take action on the noncontiguous annexation request but did ask town staff to investigate the request including the feasibility and cost.  Mayor Pro Tem Travis Scott said it could be a challenge to provide town services that far away from the current town limits.

Town Manager Michael Scott said the area off Highway 210 is seeing growth, which he expects to continue.

The council will receive an update from staff in October on the potential costs of the proposed annexation.