The city of Sanford plans to team with a developer with the hope of turning a stagnant pocket near the Lake Monroe waterfront into a vibrant area filled with homes, restaurants, shops and a hotel.
The plan is part of a push to spark development along Sanford’s scenic waterfront and also to sell off a large portion of city-owned properties in its downtown district.
“The city owns a lot of prime real estate, and we’ve had it for a long time,” Mayor Jeff Triplett said. “Now we’ve come up with plans as to how we would like to see it developed.”
City leaders also hope the development plan will lure more residents and visitors into Sanford’s core.