Downtown business owners mixed on church ordinance | Lee County

Downtown business owners are split on whether or not churches should be allowed to locate in the city’s central business district.

The issue was extensively discussed at the July 19 city council meeting with a public hearing on a longstanding zoning ordinance preventing churches from moving into the city’s central business district. The neighborhood includes downtown Sanford, Jonesboro and Broadway. Most participants expressed in public comments that they wanted the board to get rid of the order.

David H. Henry