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By Robert Connors
Contributing Writer 

Planning Professionals Unveil Design Concepts for Revitalized Downtown

More Public Meetings Planned Friday, July 31

 

Last updated 8/13/2020 at 10:13am

Dover Kohl

Park Avenue redesign envisions two-way traffic, brick streets and lush landscaping

A vision of restored brick streets and sidewalk cafes under the shade of umbrellas and spreading Live Oaks changed many viewers' ideas of the future of downtown Lake Wales Thursday evening.

Those images were among many shared during a 90-minute presentation by consultants and engineers hired by the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to create the "Lake Wales Connected" plan. The plan is designed to attract crowds, and thus business investment, to the neighborhood of historic commercial buildings, and revitalize the city's urban heart.

Led by visionary urban planner Victor Dover...



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