The plaintiffs’ lawyers filed more documentation about elevated gamma radiation in the south Lakeland communities, while several homeowners say their own testing shows normal levels. Lawyers who filed the suit are holding a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 2 at The Lakeland Center to review their findings.
Three home designs that update classic Florida architecture are being promoted as city officials seek urban pioneers interested in down-payment assistance to buy a new house for around $120,000 in northwest Lakeland’s Lincoln Square.
Plant City’s Duke’s Brewhouse, which prides itself on a laid-back, country vibe, plans to expand to Lakeland, where it wants to add an outdoor patio to the building at 4960 S. Florida Ave. that housed Rib Crib, the Plant City Observer reports.
The County Commission voted 5-0 today to seek a cease-and-desist odor against BS Ranch and Farm, with Commissioner George Lindsey saying none of the conditions placed on the business earlier this year has been met.
Trucks have temporarily stopped delivering Orlando’s biosolids to an East Lakeland facility that has been the target of odor complaints being investigated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Excessive phosphorus and nitrogen levels in Lakes Hollingsworth, Bonny, Hunter, Parker and Crystal can lead to algae blooms and fish kills, state officials say. The city of Lakeland says it doesn’t have funds in its storm water account to upgrade the lakes and is looking into increasing its storm water fees.
Mass Market, a project aimed at transforming a neighborhood from troubled to trendy, makes its debut Saturday with two events. Read on to learn about the project and the businesses coming there. Also, view photos and videos that show how a a former grocery store has been reimagined as a large event space and artists’ studios/gallery.
“This is not low-income housing. This is not subsidized housing. These are people that would qualify for traditional mortgages,” city redevelopment official Nicole Travis said. While some neighbors are skeptical that buyers will put up with petty crime in the area, Travis points out LPD has increased its presence.