Preservation Alley Compactor is up and running!

Preservation Alley now has a new trash receptacle. The city has gotten rid of the open dumpsters and replaced them with one, single 90 cubic feet compactor.  The compactor holds almost 10 times as much garbage as the previous dumpsters combined. Plus, it is locked so only authorized users have the ability to use it. The closed/locked construction also keeps birds and other dumpster divers out of...
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CRA Tax Increment Financing Program

Tax Increment Financing from the CRA is available to owners/developers who are making improvements totaling a minimum of 50% of the current Assessed Value of their property within the Downtown CRA.  The program provides a reimbursement of tax increment over a five year period following the reassessment of the property based on the improvement.  Application for TIF must be made prior to any...
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South Florida Ave Corridor Study

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public meting on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Polk Museum of Art beginning at 6pm with an Open House and the presentation at 6:30pm.  See the flyer linked below for the details. The Plan offers suggestions and recommendations to improve mobility, safety, quality of life, and economic vitality along...
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Downtown Update Meeting – Wednesday, February 1

Downtown Lakeland is Moving Ahead Get caught up on the latest issues and actions. Parking, valet service, special event permitting, new businesses – Julie Townsend, Executive Director of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority, will fill you in on everything you missed when you blinked.  This is the place to ask questions about doing business in Downtown, too.       Where: Just Dance  ...
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Gain the Power to See Through People in New Art Installation

GOOGLE MAP with locations & descriptions One look at the latest public art installation by two Lakeland artists may prompt you to change the words to Jimmy Cliff’s popular song to something along these lines: “I can see clearly now, the frame is gone…” That’s because “Clearly People: Exoskeleton Encounters” features clear shapes of people- with no obstacles in your way, if you will. David...
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