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The Sanford Civic Center – City Awaits Assessment on Viability of Refurbishing Mid-Century Modern Structure

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Amid a rising tide of new development in Historic Downtown Sanford, the Sanford Civic Center has been a topic of great discussion, revolving around one central question. Is it time to replace this Mid-Century Modern building, or can it be brought into modernity? In early July, the City of Sanford was notified by the Department of State’s Division of Historical...

Grand Opening of Sanfording Retail Store & Screen Printing Shop

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We're excited to announce the grand opening of Sunshine State Threads at the Sanfording Station, a retail store opening up in "The Famous L" of Historic Downtown Sanford featuring some awesome t-shirts and caps made by Sunshine State Threads, a new screen printing shop housed at the same location. You'll not only find some fresh...

Getting to Know Newly Appointed Sanford Mayor Art Woodruff

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Earlier this month, I was afforded the opportunity to chat with newly appointed Sanford Mayor Art Woodruff about a wide range of topics.  As Growth Watch readers know, Sanford is in a constant process of growth and evolution.  Looking towards our future, Mayor Woodruff laid out his perspective on city growth, projects, events, governance, and more. Mayor Woodruff was born...

$55M Lakefront Catalyst Site Project ‘Heritage Park’ Receives Site Plan Approval

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Moves Forward with Development of Three City Blocks in Historic Downtown Sanford Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Sanford abutting beautiful Lake Monroe and the Sanford RiverWalk, Heritage Park is moving forward with their large-scale project poised to help ease the demand for affordable rental units. With proposed plans that include 235 residential units and 37,989 SF of commercial...

Bite30 Orlando’s Restaurant Month Kicks Off

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Bite30 starts today July 15! Bite30 is Orlando's restaurant month, highlighting the best local restaurants and chefs driving Central Florida's culinary scene brought to you by Orlando Weekly. We have two of our heavy hitters in on the fun: The Smiling Bison & The Tennessee Truffle. MENUS HOW IT WORKS It's Simple! 1) Check Out...

Media 1 Acquires 2.9M Warehouse in Sanford’s District One, Brings Jobs

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While the focus of Growth Watch is growth and development primarily in Historic Downtown Sanford, this week I took a field trip to the southern edge of Sanford's District One, where a 30,000 SF, $2.9M warehouse space on Cornwall Road has been acquired by Media 1, a sign and wrap company previously in Longwood, FL that holds as clientele numerous...

2020 (so far) in Pictures by Mad Tiki Photography

Photography

These incredible photos of lightning were taken by local photographer Jeff Ferrell (Instagram: @mad_tiki_photography) recently and we couldn't help but think how representative they are of how 2020 has been going so far. It feels like there's no end in sight ... but as with every storm, this too shall pass. Hang in there! More about Jeff Ferrell: https://madtikiphotography.myportfolio.com/my-bio [gallery...

Local Interior Designer Amber Clore to Make Appearance on Home Improvement Show ‘Designing Spaces’

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Local interior designer and superstar Amber Clore of A. Clore Interiors will be featured on an episode of Designing Spaces™, an award-winning home improvement show that travels the country to remodel, redecorate and redesign the spaces we call home. The episode will air on Saturday, June 13 at 12pm on Fox35 and again on Sunday June 14 at 1pm on...