Thursday, December 07, 2006

City of Sanford Revitalization

A meeting last week with 100 residents and business owners discussed the revitaliation of Sanford. With many improvements downtown and around the lake front, Sanford wants to continue to push forward. Property values in Sanford, have increased from $27 million in 1998 to $65 million in 2005 and business are filling downtown Sanford, where it was once low occupancy. A real estate consultant suggested a state of the art YMCA could draw people. There are challenges because density will increase and poor ecomonic areas, such as Georgetown neighborhood will need have improvements. Sanford is continuing to make their downtown and surrounding areas transform. Courtesy of Orlando Sentinel 12/3/06.