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Lakeland's continuous planning process provides guidance for a rational
response to growth and change. It helps the city to determine where to
focus priorities to address the community's most pressing challenges.
The Planning Department oversees the approval process for several types
of zoning, subdivisions, variances, and designs. In conjunction with
other city departments, it provides recommendations to various city
boards and committees involved with the development process. It also
oversees long-term planning and the city's Geographic Information System (GIS)
This handbook describes the overall land development process in
Lakeland. It was updated in 2007. Note: If printing these documents,
print flowcharts separately as 11-by-17 inch pages for insertion into the 8.5-by-11 inch handbook.