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Townhomes, boutique hotel could be coming to Downtown Sanford

A new boutique hotel and townhomes could be coming to Downtown Sanford.

A developer is shifting ahead with designs that could convey 32 townhomes and quite possibly a five-story, 50-room boutique lodge to the historic district.

Company entrepreneurs tell FOX 35 that they are all set to welcome in the new neighbors.

For instance, the Corner Cafe Co-Proprietor and Chief Michael O’Brien said that building this corner whole lot will attract in much more people today and earnings to an location that he has noticed make a comeback in his 14 many years downtown with micro-breweries and Henry’s Depot Foods Corridor.

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“The lodge, so extensive overdue,” O’Brien mentioned. “It truly is just excellent, I mean, heaving individuals dwell downtown, store downtown, socialize downtown.”

Ron Semans, Vice President of Operations and Finance at To start with Street Station LLC, said that Downtown Sanford desperately requires a lodge as it does not have just one but there is tons of desire for it.

“I feel Sanford has carried out a remarkable position of bringing Sanford back to life,” Semans stated. “We have an Amtrak station that’s a car or truck carrier so they appear in on that. So, for them to keep in Sanford and go to the dining establishments would be incredible. People today coming in from the Sanford airport.”

Semans defined to FOX 35 that he is operating to post designs to the city for the ‘First Street Station’ resort, an upscale lodge with a train station truly feel. He is also set to break floor on the townhomes in September, with individuals moving in following calendar year.

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“We have a remarkable amount of money of fascination. I can convey to you now that we have folks reserved on each individual unit that we have,” he mentioned. 

The rate tag for the full challenge is $25 million, Semans verified. He is even now waiting on some options to be accredited by the city and Historic Preservation Board. 

Sanford Mayor Art Woodruff mentioned that the town is excited about the project and it will in good shape perfectly as Sanford transforms into an artwork, entertainment, and enterprise place.   

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