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By Jeff Roslow
County Editor 

Large Circle K Sent Back to Planning

Concerns about Size, Impact on Crooked Lake


Last updated 2/11/2019 at 12:53pm

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Polk County commissioners sent plans for a large gas station and convenience store back to the Polk County Planning Commission after hearing public concerns that the development is too large for the area and might harm Crooked Lake.

The gas station – a Circle K is being planned By Atlantic Funding Limited – would be at the intersection of U.S. 27 and County Road 640 just outside Lake Wales. It was proposed to have 28 spaces to pump gas. There would be no overnight parking.

Residents objected to what they believe is a proposed change in that SAP – Selection Area Plan – in southeast...

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