Two streets bordering the Heritage Plaza Garage construction site downtown are currently closed, and a third will be blocked for nine weeks starting July 22, according to the city of Lakeland. In addition, 12 to 14 daily weekday deliveries of large pre-cast concrete panels are expected to further disrupt traffic for four months. More
Scheduled to go into effect today: New electronic signs on Florida Avenue that will flash warnings when downtown rail crossing barriers are about to go down. Drivers can choose alternate routes or stay the course, according to a spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation, which funded the nearly $900,000 system, the first of its kind in the state.
Downtown Lakeland’s New York Avenue bicycle path is nearing completion. A few improvements are being made prior to the final inspection, which is expected to take place next month, Lakeland Public Works Director Heath Frederick said.
The three-block path between Lime and Main Streets is formally called a “bicycle track,” but it’s more of a connector that will take cyclists between a future trail along the west side of Lake Hunter and the planned over-the-railroad pedestrian bridge that will connect New York Avenue with Lake Wire. More
Visit Central Florida offers a video tour of the newest sculptures along Lakeland’s Lemon Street Promenade. Yeah, the video is more promotional than newsy, but this outdoor art is hard to photograph and they did a great job.
Broadway Real Estate Services brought its top executives, a lawyer, architect and a court reporter to an advisory board’s meeting today to make a simple request: Hear from us before recommending who should have a shot at developing the Oak Street parking lot just north of Broadway’s NoBay complex.
The show of force was prompted by a recommendation that the city negotiate with Tampa-based Catalyst Asset Management Inc., the only other company that responded to a request for qualifications for developing the site comprising a full downtown block. More
We’re reposting this article since the work starts Wednesday: Kentucky Avenue will close between Orange Street and Lemon Street starting May 1 for construction of the five-story Heritage Plaza parking garage, the city of Lakeland has announced. The closure is expected to last until the end of 2019. More
Latin fusion restaurant Nineteen61 is planning to move from Dixieland to downtown, owner Marcos Fernandez tells The Ledger. He and two new business partners plan to expand the menu as they move into the first floor of the former home of Posto 9 on Main Street across from Munn Park.