Nearly 400-unit apartment complex up for vote in Lakeland

LAKELAND — Lakeland officials will be asked to consider a change of zoning that will make way for nearly 400 apartments to be built near the Polk Parkway in Southwest Lakeland. 

Arizona-based developer Alliance Residential Company has submitted plans to build up to 120 apartments on 5.75 acres off the southeast corner of Parkway Frontage Road South and Pipkin Creek Road. If approved, the developer will combine it with property to the east to construct a 391-unit multifamily apartment complex.

City commissioners are scheduled to decide Monday whether to approve a change of zoning for 5.76 acres of land from suburban corridor to suburban neighborhood. The property was previously approved to have up to 20,0000 square feet of retail and 45,000 square feet of office, hotel and industry space built on it as part of the Lakeside Preserve.