Plan for Lakeland apartment complex near Publix to be presented

LAKELAND — The developer proposing construction of an apartment complex adjacent to the Lake Miriam Publix is expected to publicly present its revised plan to Lakeland City Commissioners this week.

Preferred Apartment Communities has offered to reduce the proposed development from 244 units to 211 . The changes were made to the project, which would be located at at 4730 South Florida Ave., in response to residents’ objections to a four-story complex and concerns about increased traffic. 

Previously:Developer revises plan for controversial Lake Miriam apartments, reducing size by 33 units

How it began:Which way will Lakeland City Commissioners go on proposed Lake Miriam apartment complex?

City Attorney Palmer Davis said the developer and its representatives will give a presentation on the revised plans at the commission’s Monday meeting. Given it’s a first review, Davis recommended city officials keep their discussion to any factual questions as the quasi-judicial hearing on the application will be held June 6.