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Help shape Sanford's future!

The City of Sanford has been guided by visionary leadership over the past 150 years. However, the decisions made by Sanford's leaders were guided by the feedback and input of committed, thoughtful residents who care deeply about their community.


Every year, but especially during this sesquicentennial year, residents are encouraged to explore and engage in the many plans, studies, and projects in the works to improve the quality of life for everyone. These are just a sample:

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Sanford, Broadway, and Lee County have created a guide for smart, sustainable development.

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Sanford/Lee County is studying ways to ensure housing is affordable for all.


Learn more about the county’s projected transportation needs through the year 2035.


NCDOT and City leaders are working to bring passenger rail back to Sanford.


The City encourages public input on its plans to develop park amenities and programs.

Spinning Bike Wheel

Removing barriers for cyclists allows helps connect residents and visitors to our city.

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See how the city hopes to improve Carthage Street to meet a new generation's needs.

Sanford has a thriving arts scene thanks to the interest and donations of the community.

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See the City of Sanford's current and ongoing projects on our dedicated projects hub.

Sights from Sanford's Centennial

1874 - 2024


Celebrating Sanford's

by preserving our past, connecting our present, and working together for our future

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