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 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Alta Proposal Modified by Developer, No Longer Impacts Park

A development proposal adjacent to Lake Alta on the near north side of Lake Wales has been modified by the developer in an apparent attempt to reach a compromise with neighboring... — Updated 2/17/2024

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Documentary Selected for Film Festival

A documentary film about the creation of the Lake Wales Envisioned planning process has been selected for screening at the annual Redfish festival in Panama City, FL. The film,... — Updated 2/5/2024

 

Carol Gillespie Announces Run For City Commission Seat 4

A second candidate has announced her intention to seek a seat on the Lake Wales City Commission in the Tuesday, April 2 election, which will see two candidates elected to new... — Updated 1/19/2024

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Steeple Chase, Iron Mountain Residential Developments Advance With Approvals

Two new large residential developments moved closer to reality this month as the Lake Wales City Commission voted to advance their plans. Steeple Chase, a Planned Development Projec... — Updated 1/3/2024

 

Heritage Volunteers Landscape McLaughlin Campus in Driving Rain

Lake Wales got a good bit greener last Saturday, not only because of welcome rains, but due to the efforts of a team of volunteers from Lake Wales Heritage who braved the damp to... — Updated 1/3/2024

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Split Vote by Commission Denies Development a Second Time

A previously-denied development proposal was turned down a second time by a 3-2 vote of the Lake Wales City Commission after the engineers and planners failed to meet the city's... — Updated 1/3/2024

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Continues to Draw National Attention for Envisioned Planning

Lake Wales has once again been featured in a major publication citing the pioneering planning work contained in Lake Wales Envisioned. That document, funded by the city of Lake... — Updated 12/22/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Brandon Alvarado to Seek Seat on City Commission

With only four months to go before Lake Wales voters will choose two candidates to serve on the city commission, the first challenger has announced his intention to win a three-year... — Updated 12/22/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Friedlander Ranch May Become Part of Envisioned Plan's "Big Green Network"

The realization of a "Big Green Network" of environmental lands that will forever form limits to the potential urbanization of the Lake Wales area drew a step closer this week.... — Updated 12/11/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Businesses Remain Open as West Park Avenue Transformed into Shady Oasis by Construction

In nothing less than a transformation, the formerly dreary stretch of Park Avenue west of First Street is swiftly becoming an attractive green oasis intended to help draw... — Updated 12/6/2023

 
 By Rachel Negrete    News

Lake Wales Opportunities Highlighted in Documentary Film Premier

More than 80 community leaders and interested citizens were present Thursday night for the premier showing of the documentary film "Lake Wales Envisioned," which lays out the case... — Updated 11/6/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Drumgo Brings High Energy to City Administration

In the high-energy future facing Lake Wales there's little doubt that high-energy management is required to keep up. As Lake Wales faces a wave of growth, with about 15,000 new resi... — Updated 11/6/2023

 

Public Health a Winner in Lake Wales Envisioned Plan

Editor's Note: This guest Commentary is the third of a series of guest editorials that will address the effort known as Lake Wales Envisioned. Public health will be a big winner if... — Updated 10/24/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Envisioned Adopted by City Commission

In a major step toward addressing the challenge presented by an enormous wave of growth, the Lake Wales city commission voted to adopt a resolution in support of the Lake Wales... — Updated 10/23/2023

 
 By Paul Owens    Editorial

1000 Friends of Florida Endorses the Lake Wales Envisioned Plan

Editor's Note: This guest Commentary is the second of a series of guest editorials that will address the effort known as Lake Wales Envisioned. Since our founding in 1986, 1000... — Updated 10/12/2023

 

A "World Premiere" Screening of "Lake Wales Envisioned" Documentary Will Happen Thursday Night

Community civic leaders and interested citizens are expected to gather Thursday evening to view the premiere screening of what is expected to be an influential documentary film intr... — Updated 10/7/2023

 

Embrace Lake Wales Envisioned: A Model for the Nation

Editor's Note: This guest Commentary, offered by two distinguished scholars of the works of the father and son who shared the honored name of Frederick Law Olmsted, is the first of... — Updated 10/6/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

City's Growth Management Efforts Get New Leadership

As the City of Lake Wales faces an onslaught of development proposals totaling more than 14,000 residential units, a responsive city government is making the needed adjustments to m... — Updated 9/28/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

County Approves Huge Development on Hatchineha Road

On a split vote, Polk County Commissioners refused to overturn the narrow approval of a sprawling development on a rural two-lane road in eastern Polk County about ten miles... — Updated 9/27/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Cited for Community Health Possibilities

Lake Wales will become a healthier city if traditional neighborhood design standards are applied to future development proposals here, according to studies shared by Dr. Joanna... — Updated 9/22/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

City Commission Rejects Development on 2-2 Vote

A proposal to construct 64 single-family homes on 19.1 acres of land on the north side of Lake Wales was denied in a 2-2 vote in the Lake Wales City Commission. The development... — Updated 9/20/2023

 

Intersection of Community Design and Public Health to be Focus of Webinar

The significant way that features such as sidewalks, bicycle tracks, trees, parks, and public squares affect the overall health of the general public will be discussed by a panel... — Updated 9/15/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Huge Polk County Development May Impact Lake Wales Area

A huge development proposal in unincorporated Polk County not far from Lake Wales is drawing fervent opposition from neighbors and residents, who are showing up in Bartow to argue... — Updated 8/28/2023

 

Dover and Kohl Win Prestigious Seaside Prize for Planning Designs

The partners who founded a planning firm that has become closely identified with Lake Wales have been announced as the 2024 recipients of the prestigious Seaside Prize, presented... — Updated 8/13/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

New Mixed-Use Development Approved Near Spook Hill

A new 64-unit infill subdivision received approval from the Lake Wales City Commission Tuesday night after being heralded as "magnificent" by Deputy Mayor Robin Gibson for its... — Updated 8/5/2023

 

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