WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports that the comprehensive plan had been in the words before the April 27, 2011, tornado devastated the northeast Mississippi town.
A grant from Appalachian Region Commission helped the town complete the rough draft of the plan along with a future land use map and a pedestrian friendly map which includes walkways and sidewalks outlining growth over the next 20 years.
Mayor Gregg Kennedy said the board of aldermen and the planning commission are looking at the plan.
"We got a time for about two weeks now to make recommendation, scratch down on them rough drafts as to what we like to have changed," Kennedy said.
Kennedy said the draft concludes that Smithville's population will increase to about three to four times of what it currently is right now.
"That's the beauty part about our comprehensive plan," said Kennedy. "It also entails your future growth and your future land uses outside of city limits. Right now we have some property outside our city limits now that would be some beautiful subdivisions."
For people who live in Smithville or visit the town daily they see progress being made and are counting the days to when it has the amenities a town of this size traditionally has to offer.
"Smithville was wiped out by the tornado but it's slowly, steadily coming back," said local resident Amanda Roebuck. "It's going to be bigger and better. It's a great place to raise a family.
"It will be great to have grocery stores back. That way the people get to do what they need to in the town of Smithville. So maybe it will happen soon."
Tiffany Vaughn, a Monroe County resident, said the town has come a long way in a year.
"It's a slow growing process but they're rebuilding and I mean it's just little by little, you see stuff new stuff coming up," she said.
Kennedy said a workshop will be scheduled this summer so residents can view and discuss the comprehensive plan with town leaders.