Seminole’s Paulucci Park in downtown Sanford was the site of the Sanford Avenue Streetscape Project groundbreaking ceremony that took place in early September, with local dignitaries and community leaders in attendance.
Estimated at $2.4 million, the project is expected to be completed this time next year with funding through the City of Sanford and the Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency.
The city and the community agency have worked diligently with their community partners, such as businesses, property owners and residents of Sanford, to create a workable, cost-efficient concept to redevelop the six-block area of Sanford Avenue, from 1st Street-6th Street. The Sanford Avenue Streetscape concept design integrates the needs of business owners, pedestrians, cyclists, residents and visitors.
Elements of the streetscape include adding more green to downtown by planting trees and landscaping. Street lights, event power, wider sidewalks, brick paved drive lanes, parallel parking spaces, decorative benches, bicycle racks and trash receptacles will all be added for elevated beauty and functionality, attracting more residents and visitors.