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Sanford auto shop owner to turn family land asset into residential development

The owner of a Sanford auto dealership appears ready to take land that has been in his family for years and turn it into a residential development.

Sameer Asfoor, through a limited liability company, is proposing 10 single-family lots on 7.11 acres at the northwest corner of Orange Boulevard and Markham Road in Sanford.

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The working name of the development is Chateaux at Markham, and Asfoor is seeking from Seminole County a rezoning to Planned Development and Subdivision from its current Agricultural zoning. The property is currently vacant, according to Seminole County land records.

Asfoor owns Evolution Auto, a used car dealership and service shop located at the corner of Rinehart Road and SR-417. Efforts to reach him by phone and email were unsuccessful on Wednesday. His civil engineer, Jean Abi-Aoun of Florida Engineering Group, was also unavailable.

The property has been in the Asfoor family for more than a decade.

In October 2004, Sameer and Kristy Asfoor served as principles of Samy Realty LLC, which bought the land for $360,000 from F & J Groves, Inc., property records show.

At the beginning of February 2011, ownership was restructured and the price dropped when Samy Realty sold the parcel to Chateaux at Markham LLC for $177,600.

Chateaux at Markham LLC's principles are listed as the Sameer T. Asfoor Family Trust and the Kristy A. Asfoor Family Trust, according to property records.

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