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By Brian Ackley
City of Lake Wales 

Largest Development Project in Lake Wales History Starts Approval Process

1,800 Acres South of Thompson Nursery Road Slated for Mixed Uses


Last updated 3/11/2020 at Noon

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City commissioners hear about potential 1,800 acre development

The largest single development project in Lake Wales history has taken the first small step to becoming a reality.

Winter Haven Corporation has revealed plans to develop 1,800 acres of vacant land south of Thompson Nursery Road. The company hopes to master plan all 1,800 acres at once, company officials said. About 600 acres of the property would remain undeveloped, officials added.

As such, city commissioners approved a first-reading Feb. 18 of an ordinance that would allow a new land use designation for the property, called "mixed use." In order for that to happen, state officials will ha...

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