ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM
MEETING ON 3/19
For those of you that attended the general membership meeting on 3/19, here is the additional info that was discussed during Commissioner Woodruff’s presentation about the City’s Waterfront Master Plan and the Downtown CRA:
John Jones, AICP, CRP
Littlejohn is the consulting firm hired by the City to produce the Waterfront Master Plan. They have held various public meetings to present information and gather feedback. Though most of their meetings have been at inconvenient times for the average working citizen, they do encourage citizens to email or call them with questions and feedback about the plan.
A development company based in Charleston, SC that was recently shown the City’s working Waterfront Master Plan and asked for their input. A representative from I’On Group visited Sanford to survey the vacant property and give additional input.
I’On Group represents the type of company the City would ideally like to see complete the work outlined in the Waterfront Master Plan. Once the plan is finalized the City will solicit RFPs at which point I’On and others can submit their formal plans. Ideally, the best plan will be selected but that is where it’s important for the community to stay informed and involved in this process.
Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
The Board of County Commissioners will vote on extending Sanford’s Downtown CRA soon but no date is publically known at this time. The Downtown CRA will officially expire on September 30 of this year unless it is extended by the County Commissioners. Click here(http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/bcc/index.aspx?ref=https%3a%2f%2fwww.google.com%2f) to contact the County Commissioners and voice your view about the Downtown CRA.
Click here (http://www.sanfordfl.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=11838) to view the City of Sanford’s formal request to the County for extending the Downtown CRA.
City of Sanford contacts
Jeff Triplett, Mayor, Jeff.Triplett@sanfordfl.gov
Art Woodruff, Commissioner, District 1, email@example.com
Velma Williams, Commissioner, District 2, Velma.Williams@sanfordfl.gov
Randy Jones, Commissioner, District 3, Randy.Jones@sanfordfl.gov
Patty Mahany, Commissioner, District 4, Patty.Mahany@sanfordfl.gov
Bob Turk, Economic Development Director
Russell Gibson, Director of Planning & Development Services
Sheena Fort, Administrative Specialist III
Phone: 407.688.5000 Ext. 6048