DOWNTOWN: A company affiliated with investor Gregory Fancelli has presented plans for a mixed-use development on Massachusetts Avenue just north of the recently demolished Greyhound bus station. Lakeland’s CRA advisory board is asking the City Commission to allow staff to negotiate with FURC1 LLC for sale of the 0.4-acre site the city bought for $560k in 2006. The proposed facade would resemble the 1913 Hotel Thelma, which stood downtown from 1913 to 1962.
CONGRESS: Democrat Andrew Learned of Dover has announced his second run for the District 15 U.S. House seat that includes most of Lakeland. He said he plans to emphasize his military service and highlight questions about Republican incumbent Ross Spano’s 2018 campaign finances.
HOME BUILDER: Lakeland’s Highland Homes has been sold to Clayton Properties Group of Maryville, Tenn. Co-founder Joel Adams plans to stay on, while the other co-founder — his dad, Bob Adams — plans to retire.