Commissioner Samuel Simmons dissented in the 4-1 vote, saying opponents’ arguments were compelling.
Tempests in Teapots and a Dixieland Hedge Row
Lakeland’s seven-member Code Enforcement Board convenes the fourth Tuesday of each month to assess repeat violations of municipal codes and ordinances lodged against land owners by city code enforcement officers.
Dixieland’s Biscuits and Benedicts Plans a November Opening
After more than two years of waiting, Biscuits and Benedicts plans to open in Lakeland’s Dixieland neighborhood before the end of the year. The owners recently posted on Facebook that the city approved “the last step needed for us to move forward with our opening.”
Dragon Sculpture Emerges on Dixieland Alley
It hasn’t been long since a run-down house was demolished along an alley in Dixieland. Developer Gregory Fancelli plans to place some two-story apartments there eventually. But for now, it’s home to a 30-foot long dragon, Dixieland’s newest resident.
Dan Signor Sets May 3 Opening for Dixieland Music Venue
As Dan Signor sipped on a latte and talked about his plans to open a hip new music venue in Dixieland, it was easy to get caught up in his enthusiasm. The rock ‘n roll musician has entertained in Florida for years, but now he’s setting up a permanent location in Lakeland called Union Hall […]
Proposal Envisions Apartments on a Revitalized Dixieland Alley
An asphalt alley just west of Florida Avenue in Dixieland would become a landscaped, brick-paved walkway accompanied by 48 one-bedroom apartments, under a concept envisioned by two developers and an architect. Some “what-if” brainstorming led to a series of renderings showing a walkable connection between Cob & Pen and Dixieland Village. The pathway, designed for […]
Selfie Wall Attracts Attention in Dixieland
A mural a Lakeland artist created to divert people from technology has become the focus – literally – of hundreds of people and their cellphones. Aaron Corbitt’s painting of angel wings on an alley wall in Dixieland seemingly invites passersby to pose for photos. And many have obliged, posting photos taken at the “selfie wall” to […]
Read It in the Morning Paper
Planners present a bold vision for redevelopment in Dixieland and downtown bolstered by fewer lanes and walker-friendly sidewalks along South Florida Avenue. A drum corps competition comes to the SEU stadium in July. Source: The Ledger
Dixieland Twilight Market Makes a Move
The Wednesday-evening Dixieland Twilight Market has moved from the parking lot behind Dixieland Village into the mini-mall’s breezeway. “It’s brought a greater sense of community,” says Andy McEntire, co-owner of Concord Coffee, which looks out onto the market.
Bikeshare Proposal Rides Into Lakeland
Bicycle sharing — a system of stations with bikes you can borrow for a short commute or a few hours’ recreation — could come to Lakeland as soon as November.