City Commissioners approved a zoning change and $775,000 in infrastructure reimbursements for neighboring multifamily developments.
Lakeland Electric’s largest generator has been offline since Feb. 23. The city is purchasing electricity from other utilities to keep the lights on.
The nearly $2 million project is needed to prevent possible ‘large-scale failure’ of corroded iron pipes that date to the 1980s.
Funding is uncertain for the center, which would provide an alternative to spending the day sitting in Munn Park.
Several dozen nearby residents came to the meeting to oppose the project, which will be diagonally across the road from Extra Space Storage.
The millage rate didn’t change, but the city is receiving record-setting revenue due to turnover of existing homes and new development.
Truck-mounted cameras and warning letters help keep the contamination rates low and increase the dollars the city generates from recycling.
Businesses will pay the same rate to recycle waste as they would to have it dumped at the county landfill.
Lakeland city commissioners voted unanimously Monday to make it easier for developers to put affordable, multifamily projects alongside warehouses and factories in commercial or light industrial areas of Lakeland.
The project would dramatically expand the almost 60-year-old facility and nearly double the number of children it can serve.