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 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 9/23/2023

 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

 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 9/19/2023


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

 By Robert Connors    News

Brick Streets, Brick Facades Transforming Park Avenue

Bricks may become the new buzzword for downtown Lake Wales. The rapid changes coming to Park Avenue under the Lake Wales Connected project include a street completely resurfaced... — Updated 8/5/2023


Will Lake Wales be Overrun by Growth? Envisioned Effort Offers an Alternative, But it Needs Your Input

Change is coming to Lake Wales. Are you worried? If so, your concerns are shared by thousands of your friends and neighbors. Ours is a growing community. This special place has... — Updated 8/2/2023


Lake Wales Could Benefit from Federal Grant for Parks and Recreation

Lake Wales area parks and recreational facilities may stand to get a funding boost as a result of a grant received by the state of Florida. The Department of the Interior announced... — Updated 7/24/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales May Grow Better, Not Just Bigger, Residents Told at Envision Presentation

A vision of Lake Wales as a city that embraces new neighborhoods built to traditional standards while preserving vast swaths of open space was presented to an eager audience... — Updated 7/19/2023


Ken Suarez Comes to Lake Wales

A face and voice familiar to most Polk County residents will soon be sharing lots of information about Lake Wales as Ken Suarez begins his duties. No stranger to the camera, the... — Updated 7/14/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Important Public Meeting Tuesday Will Help Shape City's Future

Lake Wales area residents concerned about future growth and development will have yet another opportunity to help shape the future of the community this Tuesday evening, July 11 at... — Updated 7/13/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Large Lake Wales Development Rejected for Failure to Meet City Aspirations

Two large residential developments proposed by the same developer recently met with very different responses from the Lake Wales city commission. After unanimously approving a 930-l... — Updated 6/29/2023


Envisioned "Complete Streets" Zoom Presentation Happens Thursday

A special on-line discussion on "Complete Streets and Mobility" with nationally-recognized transportation expert Wade Walker will be offered to area residents Thursday at 4:00 pm.... — Updated 6/28/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Traditional Neighborhood Design to Elevate New Lake Wales Development

The first new development to adopt the "Traditional Neighborhood Design" principles adopted by the Lake Wales City Commission has been approved. The concept lies at the heart of... — Updated 6/23/2023


Public Invited to a "Deep Dive" Online Wednesday Afternoon for Lake Wales Envisioned

The interconnectedness of the Lake Wales Ridge and surrounding public and private lands will be the focus of an online "Deep Dive" presentation Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 to... — Updated 6/19/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Demand Exists Here For Traditional Neighborhood Design in Face of Development Wave: Study

A new market analysis by a prestigious firm has identified a large measure of demand for Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) residences in Lake Wales and Polk County. The... — Updated 6/18/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Envisioned Process Moving Ahead, Rotarians Told

A vision for the long-term future of the Lake Wales region that shifts away from the contemporary development style toward "traditional neighborhoods" was the subject of discussion... — Updated 6/15/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Steeple Chase Proposal Delayed in Face of Commission Resistance

A 300-unit subdivision that would wrap around the northern and eastern sides of Ridge Manor has been delayed after the withdrawal of an application for a permit from the city. The... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Greenways, Blueways, New Street and Neighborhood Designs Among Ideas Offered by Citizens at Hands-on Workshop

A creative group of Lake Wales area citizens joined with urban design and traffic planners Saturday morning at the James Austin Center to begin the process of designing an... — Updated 4/26/2023

 By News Staff Reports    Fun

Saturday "Family Fun" Day to Include Kids' Games, Bands, Beer Garden

A chance to relax in the shade, enjoy food from your favorite food truck, listen to four different bands, and let the kids burn off steam as they learn and play is expected to draw... — Updated 4/26/2023


Charette Work in Progress Review Will be Presented Tonight

A special presentation of the draft work completed by a team of architects, ecologists, urban and traffic planners over the course of the charrette week will be shared with the... — Updated 4/25/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Friday Night Public Reception to Begin Week of "Envisioned" Planning

Doubts about the future of Lake Wales will be met with inspiration Friday night as a special opening reception for "Charette Week" will take place downtown from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The... — Updated 4/16/2023


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