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Lakeland Asks Developers to Change Lake Miriam Apartment Proposal

Three hours and 15 speakers into a public hearing with many more signed up and ready to rip, the Lakeland City Commission had heard enough: Overwhelming public opposition may not qualify as “substantial and competent evidence” needed to deny a development proposal in a quasi-judicial proceeding under Florida statutes, but it can sure compel elected […]

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City OKs 252 Apartments, the First of Several Complexes Proposed for Southwest Lakeland

The Lakeland City Commission Monday green-lighted a land-use change and development plan to allow Mosaic Development to build a 252-unit apartment complex at the southwest corner of West Pipkin and Yates roads. The 4-2 approval came after a public hearing that included little opposition, but despite concerns raised by dissenting Commissioners Sara Roberts McCarley and Bill Read […]

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Three Projects Propose 1,000 Apartments in Southwest Lakeland

The Lakeland City Commission Monday will review Mosaic Development’s proposal for a 252-unit apartment complex at West Pipkin and Yates roads, the first of several coalescing large multifamily projects in southeast Lakeland set to go before it in the coming months. Coming down the pike: Two evolving projects that could allow for nearly 700 more apartment units […]

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Planning Board Approves Lake Miriam Apartments; Next Stop: City Commission

The Lakeland Planning & Zoning Board today approved a controversial zoning change that will allow a proposed 244-unit apartment complex to be built next to Lake Miriam Square Shopping Center. Without the zoning change, 40,000 square feet of additional commercial space could be built on the currently vacant between the shopping center and Lake Miriam […]