The North Carolina Main Street Center recently announced its 2016 honorees in downtown revitalization categories and selected Sanford’s historic Buggy Factory Building as the Merit Award Winner for Best Adaptive Reuse. The home of notable tenants such as the Sanford Area Growth Alliance (SAGA) and Downtown Sanford, Inc, is now a stunning downtown showplace; largely due to the collaborative efforts of Progressive Contracting Company, the City of Sanford, Lee County, Sanford Area Growth Alliance and Gerald Traub Architecture & Design.
The NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center utilizes the National Main Street Center concept and works with North Carolina communities on downtown revitalization initiatives. (Picture is Sanford Buggy Factory, circa 1907. Photo compliments of Jimmy Haire and Images of America: Sanford and Lee County)