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County Rejects Zoning for Apartments at Imperial Lakes Golf Course

Polk County commissioners voted down two zoning proposals that would have allowed a developer to build apartments on the Imperial Lakes Golf Course. The land had already been rezoned last year for low-density residential uses, The Ledger reports. Neighbors opposing the new rezoning proposals cited compatibility, traffic and drainage issues. Source: The Ledger

Posted inCity Hall, Neighborhoods

City Will Explore Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

The presence of nearly 200 Airbnb, VRBO and other short-term rentals in central Lakeland is “changing the character of our core neighborhoods and contributing to housing scarcity,” the president of the Lake Morton Neighborhood Association told city commissioners. On Monday, he asked them to look into regulating the rentals. While commissioners did not say whether […]

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City Considers Apartment Complex at South Frontage Road and Pipkin Creek Road

City commissioners vote Monday on a zoning proposal to allow 120 apartments on now-vacant land at the southeast corner of Parkway Frontage Road South and Pipkin Creek Road, The Ledger reports. If approved, the 5.76-acre parcel will be paired with property immediately to the east for a 391-apartment complex. The land is currently zoned for […]