Residential development will continue in the northern portion of Smithville over the next ten years. New development provides an opportunity to encourage new neighborhoods near existing ones, connect the area to greater Smithville with enhanced trails and recreational paths, and retail and preserve the rural character. During the July Task Force meeting, participants expressed a desire for single-family housing and more modest density infill developments through cluster developments.
“What characteristics are essential to preserve or promote in the Northern Residential character area over the next ten years?”
Task Force Survey Result
QUESTION: In the Northern Residential Character Area, what should the overall experience and feel be over the next ten years?
ANSWER: 71% of Task Force respondents want focused concentrated cluster development with a mix of housing, greenspace, and amenities. When asked what elements of cluster development would be most desirable in the Northern Residential Character Area, 80% of Task Force respondents would like to see shared recreational facilities, parks or communal gardens, shared public amenities, and natural, preserved spaces.