of the Month:
Our featured business this month is David James Appraisals, located in Lakeland. They provide real estate valuations for the mortgage lending marketplace. Phone 901-382-2061. Info on Business of the Month program, here.
Great turnout for Tour de Lakeland & Lakeland Spring Festival! Thanks to all who volunteered and participated!
Exciting News About the Old Outlet Mall!
A 160+ acre development is in the hopper!
California-based developer Gilad Development and local design firm A2H recently revealed exciting plans for The Lake District, a mixed-use development at the site of the former Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall off Interstate-40 and Canada Road.
Conceptual plans feature a combination of uses such as luxury retail stores, two hotels, restaurants, a farmer's market, office spaces, residences, green space including parks and an untouched preserve area, and more.
“The Lakeland District will have a hug impact on the city,” said Lakeland City Manager Jim Atkinson.
“It will be, by far, the largest development that Lakeland has seen with 160-plus acres of high-scale residential and commercial development.
Atkinson explains that it's not a 20-year phase project. The plan is to take it all down at one time. It’s all going to be done in one phase. They start the formal process tonight of approval by the city.
Full story with more images: LakelandTN.gov/LakeDistrict.
Starbucks & Marco's Pizza Coming
to Country Bridge Shopping Center
September opening (anticipated) for both.
Sprouts Farmers Market
Located at 9050 Highway 64 in Lakeland and open 7 am - 10 pm daily.
For more information, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SproutsLakeland.
Lakeland in Top Three TN Cities for Young Families!
Lakeland, named #3, was one of only four communities to receive a perfect 10 from GreatSchools. Lakeland also earned a best risk rating of “most safe,” and its 15-year income growth rate of 69.8% was second-highest in the survey. http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/mortgages/best-places-young-families-tn-2015/
View a list of Lakeland rankings, here: LakelandTN.gov/rankings or LakelandTN.gov/buzz