If you read The Ledger’s Sunday article about Florida Southern College’s off-campus property holdings and wondered where they’re located, there’s a map for that. Assembled by Lake Morton Historic District resident Michael Maguire, the map details the college’s properties by type, purchase value, latest assessment, tax exemptions and more.
Florida Southern College owns 58 off-campus properties in Lakeland, most of them in the South Lake Morton neighborhood. Some residents there fear campus encroachment and complain about student behavior, while others view the college and its students as neighbors and part of urban living, Gary White reports. NOTE: The online version has a lot more photos of the houses than the print version.
An environmental permit application shows a free-standing, 10,920-square-foot emergency room is planned on South Florida Avenue across from Merchants Walk, Tampa Bay Business Journal reports. The 1.71 acres between Pinellas Street and Eastway Drive have been purchased by Zack 1030 LLC of Nashville.
NOTE: An earlier version of this summary incorrectly indicated that the facility was associated with Lakeland Regional Health.
A Kathleen Road mom who’s worried about kids has launched a campaign to remind drivers to halt when school buses display their stop signs. She’s captured video that shows that many drivers keep going.
David Collins, who organized the drive to place 65 tapestries on buildings throughout Central Lakeland, sees the project as a transition toward eventually having more murals, as other cities do.
Sixty tapestries created by local artists to be placed on buildings in downtown, Dixieland and midtown will be on view for the first time tonight at a “VIP opening” at Haus 820. The photos below by David Dickey show organizer David Collins and artist James Hicks preparing for the event. Collins is working to overcome delays in getting some of the tapestries hung on buildings caused by the diversion of workers to Hurricane Michael recovery in North Florida.