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"The Lake District" Mixed-Use Development
A 160+ acre development is in the hopper!
This page can also be accessed via LakelandTN.gov/LakeDistrict.

Updates on the project:
Article by Lakeland Currents, 4/5/17, here.

Industrial Development Board/Lakeland Development Corporation Meeting (Monday, Oct. 24th, 5:30 pm)
...Board of Commissioners meeting to follow this special-called meeting to discuss TIF application and Economic Impact Plan (incl. The Lake District TIF application).

Lake District TIF application

Tax Increment Financing Information (Powerpoint doc from TN Comptroller of the Treasury)
Industrial Development Board's Tax Increment Financing Program

10/24/16: TIF (Tax Increment Financing) approved.
Message from the mayor, here.

July 28th, 2016 posting on Lakeland Currents' Facebook page...re-published here.
A July 2016 article about the project, here.
Lake District official website, here.


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On April 6th, 2016, California-based developer Gilad Development and local design firm A2H recently revealed exciting plans for The Lake District, a 160+ acre mixed-use development at the site of the
former Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall off Interstate-40 and Canada Road.
                        
This is exciting news for a project that experienced delays due to the downturned economy, etc. Now, Lakeland can look forward to a "town center" and the added tax revenues that will supports our schools, parks and rec, and more!

“The Lakeland District will have a huge 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.

“There will be retail stores - big-box suburban style but there’s also going to be a town center component which I think is the most interesting part of the plan,” adds Atkinson. “It’s kind of a main street with smaller stores, and pedestrian scale, with a performing arts center in that area. There will be restaurants and board walks out near the lake, bridges that crossover the lake, paddle boat activities, and imagine the restaurant patio looking right over the lakeside. That will be a nice amenity. That side of the lake is real interesting.”

The other side of the lake is a residential component with townhomes, assisted living, manor homes – a good mix of higher density type residential, all the way back to Monroe Road. Then there will be a large natural area preserve on the south edge to buffer neighboring properties.

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.

“There’s truly nothing like it locally, not at this scale. It is more of a Harbor Town feel but way more commercial with a town center. It’s hard to get all that into one project,” Atkinson said. 

Truly something to look forward to...a game changer for Lakeland, TN!


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Revised Master Plan:

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Previous Site Plans (next two images):

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This page can also be accessed via LakelandTN.gov/LakeDistrict.