1: Interesting that this home in what we now call South Lake Morton was once considered part of Dixieland.
2. Click on the link for interesting comments and interior photos.
Apparently Debbie Fuson’s bright yellow front door presents a point of contention with someone special to her. When Fuson accepted the city’s residential beautification award for June this morning, city Communications Director Kevin Cook commented, “I love that yellow door. That is awesome.”
Fuson responded: “My mother doesn’t love it, but I tell her, ‘Mother, I love it. It’s my door.’ ” More
Historic Lakeland Inc. has honored Florida Southern College, the city of Lakeland and the restorers of nine homes with its highest annual awards, and it named Gregory Fancelli preservationist of the year. More
The team of planners, architects and economists hired by the state DOT to reimagine South Florida Avenue presented renderings Friday night illustrating some of their ideas for redevelopment in Dixieland and downtown. See a few of the images below and videos covering almost all of the nearly-two-hour presentation. More
The development replaces a Salvation Army complex and is viewed as a key component in revitalizing Massachusetts Avenue north of Parker Street.
In the future, South Florida Avenue through Dixieland and much of downtown Lakeland will have fewer (but wider) traffic lanes, less truck traffic, shadier sidewalks with more room for walkers, and there may even be some on-street parking. That seemed to be the common vision of area residents, business owners and planners who came together today to reimagine the busy transportation corridor. More
The two-story structure formerly known as the Salvation Army’s Halo Center was demolished Tuesday as part of the project to redevelop nearby buildings into the Mass Market event space and creative center just north of downtown.