Zoning requests approved for upcoming business development | Lee County


Zoning requests were approved at Tuesday’s Sanford City Council meeting putting several residential and economic development projects closer to fruition.

An application by Circle K Stores, Inc. to rezone two adjoining lots of land totaling 1.37 acres from General Commercial to Highway Commercial was approved. The development of a gas station/convenience store would have the address of 3006 Hawkins Avenue.

There is currently a Circle K on that property and according to Amy McNeill, city zoning administrator, the the company is acquiring more land around it. Brian Downs, senior project manager for Timmons Group, who is handling the project for Circle K said one more piece of land has to go through city to be annexed into the city and then rezoned. That will take place at the next city council meeting.

Downs said the current Circle K building will be demolished and a new Circle K will be built from the ground up, but that could take a while. He said it could take from six months to two years before the project moves forward.

In the end he believes people will like what they see.

“It’s a great property and will have a lot more than what the current site has to offer,” he said.

The council also approved the application by Daybreak Farms LLC to maintain the existing zoning of Heavy Industrial for the 43-acre tract of land, with frontage on Colon Road and Brickyard Road. The site is one of several being considered by a major developer and having things zoned and annexed properly, prior to an offer being made.

The council approved a zoning request by Mark Lyczkowski to amend the Village of Cumnock Conditional Zoning District and to decrease the area designated as Highway Commercial (HC) and Office & Institutional (O&I) by 14 acres and change it to Residential by 14 acres.

The area is comprised of two tracts of land totaling 210 acres located in the northwest corner of US Hwy 421 Bypass and Cumnock Road. The change would make way for more residential development in that area, reducing the use of large pieces of land for commercial building.

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