The old jail in downtown Sanford could be open for tenants by next summer.

The city of Sanford is expected to finalize a deal to sell property at 113 S. Palmetto Ave. tonight when City commissioners vote on the development agreement with TCD & Associates, LLC. The company is a partnership between Philco Construction and Linn Engineering.

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The city of Sanford is asking for proposals to purchase and redevelop a city-owned property – and former county jail – in the heart of downtown.

The building recently drew attention when the owners of Lonnie’s Fusion Cuisine expressed interest in purchasing the building to move their Lake Mary restaurant to Sanford (Lake Mary restaurant eyes downtown Sanford).