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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

City Adopts Ambitious Community Revitalization Plan

Focus on Downtown and Northwest Business District


Last updated 10/2/2019 at 12:18pm

The City of Lake Wales now has an ambitious plan for the redevelopment of its historic downtown and the Northwest business district. City commissioners, in their role as the Community Redevelopment Agency, started their new fiscal year Oct. 1 with the adoption of the Community Connected plan developed by Miami urban planning consultants Dover Kohl & Partners with extensive public input over the last year.

"Now the work begins," said Karen Thompson, assistant CRA and Lake Wales Main Street director.

City Manager Ken Fields pointed out the plan was not top down, but bottom up: "This is a...

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