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Posted on: February 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Notice of Informal Public Meeting for Colon Rd/Lower Moncure Rd Rezoning Request

Important Notice

The City of Sanford has received an Annexation Petition for twelve adjoining tracts of land comprising 285.4 +/- acres with frontage on Colon Road and Lower Moncure Road. The applicant would like to have the land annexed into the corporate City limits so that City services (public sewer, etc.) may be utilized in developing the site. 

When/if the subject property is annexed into the corporate City limits, the Sanford City Council must assign a zoning district to the land within 60 days of the effective date of annexation (the zoning does not automatically stay the same). Therefore, an application for a Zoning Map Amendment/Rezoning has been submitted to the City of Sanford for review by the Planning Board and the City Council so that when/if the property is annexed, the applicant may move forward with the request to assign a zoning district to the land in a timely manner. 

Important date: The City of Sanford will hold an informal meeting regarding the rezoning request on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers and the Sanford Municipal Center. The applicant will give a general project overview and answer questions related to the rezoning request. Planning staff will answer questions regarding the rezoning process.

Next: A public hearing for this request will be held on February 15, 2022. Upon request, with 24-hour notice, staff will provide an interpreter for the hearing-impaired, or any other needed type of auxiliary aid.

The rezoning application is on file in the Sanford/Lee County Zoning & Design Review Department located at 115 Chatham Street, Sanford, NC and may be viewed weekdays between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

If you are unable to attend the public informational meeting or public hearing but would like to view the application or would just like to discuss the rezoning request or ask questions, please contact Amy J. McNeill of the Sanford/Lee County Zoning & Design Review Dept. at 919-718-4656 x5397 or via email

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