An effort to make scenic West Lake Parker Drive safer for bicyclists was boosted when some lakefront property owners came up with an idea: What if we donate property needed to double the width of the sidewalk? 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.
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A Lakeland landmark and beautiful work of Warren Milks art, the Roto-Sphere is up and running! Designed between 1961-1970, one of 17 left and only 7 in working condition, this is directly across the street outside the entrance of KRaP Art! How flippin cool is that?! #krapart #art #rotosphere #warrenmilks #lakeland #1960art #lkld #locallandmark #downtownlakeland #theothersideofthetracks #history #lovelakeland #sputnik
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The rotating sphere near the corner of Main Street and Ingraham Avenue that people call Sputnik has been repaired and is spinning again. It was installed nearly 50 years ago by the owner of Jenkins Lincoln Mercury, according to a Ledger article on the midcentury neon artifact.