These bond projects were intended to be used to strengthen and bring continuity to shopping areas in downtown Sanford and historic Jonesboro. These bonds amount to $9 million divided between the two downtowns.
The $9 million was issued in 2015 during the first phase of improvements, along with Sidewalk Improvement bonds. This press release from April 2015 outlines the project's schedule.
The $9 million in bond funds was used to improve the core areas of downtown Sanford and historic Jonesboro by moving utilities underground; replacing the aged, older sidewalks with new brick pavers and wider walking areas; adding granite curb, creating bump outs to slow traffic, and adding crosswalks.