The purpose of the Smithfield Historic Area Revitalization Plan (S.H.A.R.P.) is to encourage the rehabilitation of older buildings and/or promote infill growth with new commercial development in Downtown Smithfield Municipal Service/Historic District.

The SHARP Grant is offered by Johnston County, the Town of Smithfield, and the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation as a grant back of the difference in ad valorem taxes for a period of up to five years after the completion of the project. 


As a Main Street America Affiliateâ„¢, the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
Community ms vertical color logoSmithfield is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.