North Lake Mirror concept

City commissioners are being asked Monday morning to approve a contract to sell 10 acres behind the LPD headquarters to a Tampa developer planning a 306-unit multi-family complex.

The land would be sold for $3.7 million and the city is offering $2.5 million worth of incentives to Framework Group, whose project is estimated to cost $58 million.

The conceptual plan shown here has generated quite a bit of discussion on Facebook, with many people saying the proposal needs more public discussion or expressing hopes that the look is more urban than suburban.

The topic is scheduled at the top of the City Commission’s 10 a.m. agenda Monday at City Hall.

Here’s some background.

Watch the discussion from Friday’s Real Estate & Transportation Committee discussion. (Discussion starts 18 seconds into the video.)

The contract:

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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