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DOWNTOWN PARKING: The city is collaborating with several large downtown employers to build a 730-space parking garage atop the surface lot east of Heritage Plaza. The city expects to pay roughly half the estimated $10M-$12M costs and get about 300 of the spaces in the garage north of Orange Street and east of Tennessee Avenue.

FLPOLYCON: A science fiction fest that started as a student-only event at Florida Poly in 2014 has opened to the public and is expected to attract 1,000 people Saturday.

MONUMENT MOVE: After the city manager recommended two places to relocate Lakeland’s Confederate monument and city commissioners heard from Southern heritage activists who want it to stay in Munn Park, The Ledger’s editorialist reiterates his position that the Veterans Park option provides “the most appropriate fit.