Design Review Process

DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS – PDF Version HERE 1. Applicant must determine if subject property is located within the Downtown Area outside the Munn Park Historic District (Lakeland Downtown Development Authority Boundary: SEE MAP 2. Call (863) 687-8910 or meet with Lakeland Downtown Development (LDDA) staff to determine what type of review is necessary, outline the design review process and...
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When Do I Need a Certificate of Review?

The Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) Board of Directors has design review authority over small and large scale projects within the LDDA boundaries outside of the Munn Park Historic District. Download a PDF of this Information. Generally a REPAIR of original features with like/similar materials and design can be approved by the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority staff without a...
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LDDA Design Guidelines

The LDDA Board of Directors has design review authority over redevelopment and new construction within the LDDA district. LDDA is currently revising the design guidelines and should approve these at the August 2017 meeting. Here are the LDDA Design Guidelines. To check to see if you are within the LDDA district you can download a map here. At the center of the LDDA district is the Historic Munn...
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Sign Guidelines and Approval Process

Signs within the LDDA district must be review by LDDA staff of Board for approval.  All signs must first meet the criteria of the City of Lakeland’s sign guidelines. Then, the LDDA guidelines are applicable. Here are links to the city’s web page with sign information including a checklist, fee schedule and application. Before designing your sign, please refer to the LDDA sign...
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Sidewalk Cafe Permits

Outdoor cafes improve and enliven a street. They bring flare to Downtown and enhance the economy. For the rules, regulations and application please see below. Sidewalk Cafe Application Packet
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Sidewalk Signs – Everything you need to know

Because of the pedestrian friendly atmosphere in Downtown, sidewalk signs are allowed by permit on Downtown sidewalks 10 feet or wider. Signs have design guidelines and require a permit. Be sure to read the sign guidelines and locations allowed before purchasing a sign.  Below you will find links to all of the information you need to determine if you may have one, the size, etc., and the permit...
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