The FPZA Awards Committee has recognized the Central Florida Regional Planning Council’s East Lake Parker/West North Combee Brownfields Plan as the 2016 Outstanding Redevelopment Project recipient.
About the Project
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Central Florida Regional Planning Council a Brownfields Areawide Planning Grant to develop an areawide plan for the blighted and heavy industrial East Lake Parker – West North Combee area (in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida). The Plan recognizes the development limitations due in part to properties considered to be brownfields while creating specific strategies to make revitalization a reality. Developed through extensive community-based involvement, local government collaboration, and partnerships with private property owners, the Plan is the foundation for future assessment, cleanup, and reuse of brownfields properties promoting areawide revitalization and economic development.