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Construction continues around Lake Mirror, including site preparation for the eight-story Summit Consulting office building at Massachusetts and Main. Across Main Street, work is nearing completion on the already occupied Catapult Lakeland building and its adjoining parking lot. A little farther down the street, the 17,000-square-foot Aspyre Office Building next to The Joinery looks nearly ready to move into. Behind it and across the railroad tracks, wood framing can be seen for many of the 305 apartments and townhouses that will be part of the Mirrorton development. Keep scrolling for the photo gallery and more info on the Summit project:
Contractors on the site of the 135,000-square-foot Summit building are working on a 24-inch water line that needs to be in place before foundation work can start, Jason Willey, business dDevelopment manager for the city of Lakeland said.
“This work will soon transition into more complicated excavation work as part of prepping for the building’s foundation and lower-level parking garage,” he said.
Starting May 1, Massachusetts Avenue will be reduced to one northbound and one southbound lane for the duration of the project, which is expected to last 18 months, according to a city of Lakeland news release.
The news release also addressed plans to protect the Lake Mirror Promenade: “Foundation plans are being reviewed and the developer has contracted with a local engineering firm (Madrid Engineering) to develop a plan to monitor and protect the Lake Mirror Loggia and Promenade during construction.”
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I think that it is a huge mistake, we had a beautiful open view of the promenade that is now obstructed by concrete. It reminds me of Judi Collins “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot”.
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