An agenda for the Sanford-Lee County Planning Department’s Technical Review Committee meeting on October 26 shows a proposal for an “entertainment venue” which would include a restaurant, a brewery, a hotel, and more on the current location of the former truck stop at 1054 N. Horner Blvd.

A drawing for a proposed “entertainment venue” which includes a hotel (left), a restaurant (lower center) and a brewery (upper center) on the property currently occupied by the long-closed truck stop on North Horner Boulevard. Source: Sanford-Lee County Planning Department

The agenda for the meeting says the proposal is for “redevelopment of a truck stop into a multi-use entertainment venue, featuring a hotel, restaurant, brewery, indoor athletic facilities and outdoor amenities, including pickleball courts.” The agenda notes that the property would require rezoning in order to be developed as proposed.

If developed as proposed, the venue would include 242 parking spaces. Existing buildings on the property would be converted for the restaurant and the brewery; the hotel would be new construction. Drawings also show an “event space” on the property.

According to the agenda, the committee will also review:

*A new housing subdivision on McMillan Lane (along Sugar Maple Road parallel to U.S. 1 north of Cedar Lane) consisting of 80 new homes on 76 acres,

A drawing of the proposed McMillan Lane subdivision. Source: Sanford-Lee County Planning Department

*A new Dollar General store on South Horner Boulevard, across from the current location of the Lee County Register of Deeds,

*A Mako Express car wash at 2220 Jefferson Davis Highway. The fully automated car wash would replace the existing Harbour Car Wash that currently stands at the same location, and

*A Sanford Self Storage facility on Spring Lane behind the McDonald’s.

The Technical Review Committee is comprised of local officials from various city and county government entities representing Sanford, Lee County and Broadway. The committee meets monthly to review commercial projects and major subdivisions for compliance with the codes and policies of various local departments. Committee members make no guarantee that the projects submitted for review will be developed — only that they fall under compliance.