AUGUST 4, 2005
Belz project on agenda
will be asked tonight to issue a special permit for a development at Canada
Road and Interstate 40.
Belz Enterprises project would be a village of office, retail, residential
and recreational spaces. Almost two acres would be set aside for a possible
Lakeland civic center. Other areas could include a hotel and senior housing.
project would be one of Lakeland's largest, and in one of the cities prime
spots just south of Interstate 40 next to Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall.
as Lakeland Village, the project has been renamed Lake Forrest, said J.
Higbee, the city's growth management director.
Lakeland staff report describes the project as innovative and well designed,
but said there is some concern about whether there is enough retail space.
With no property tax, the city depends on the local option sales tax
request will be made to the Lakeland Board of Commissioners at its 6:30