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Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan is a ten-year blueprint for future growth of the City. It examines relevant information such as population projections, the pattern of existing development, the suitability of land for development, the capacity of public facilities to serve future development, and the financial capacity of the City to make improvements to those facilities.

It establishes official City policies toward land use and growth. It includes a Future Land Use Map that regulates the general type of land use that is allowed (commercial, industrial, residential etc.) and the maximum density (living units per acre) or intensity (square feet of building area) of those uses.

The State of Florida requires all counties and municipalities to adopt comprehensive plans.

All land use decisions made by the City must be in conformance with the Comprehensive Plan.


A picture of teh Lakeland Comprehensive Plan cover page2020 Comprehensive Land Use Plan  

Adopted: August 16, 2010   

Update Effective: December 31, 2018   

Proposed Plan Amendments & Process

Estimated Timelines for Proposed Amendments

  • Large Scale Land Use Amendments

    • LUL19-001: Lakeland Dragstrip-  Annexation, a future land use designation of BP (Business Park) and application of I-2 (Medium Industrial) zoning, concurrent with a City initiated request to apply a Suburban Special Purpose (SSP) context district designation, on approximately 9.56 acres located at 8100 North State Road 33. Owner: TFP of Polk County Inc and Dorothy A Bucci Revocable Trust Applicant: JSK Consulting


  • Small Scale Land Use Amendments

    • LUS19-001- S Florida Mini Storage- Future land use designation of MCC (Mixed Commercial Corridor) on approximately 1.18 acres and a major modification of PUD zoning to allow for limited C-2 (Highway Commercial) uses in a 1.97 acre area located east of S. Florida Ave and west of an existing self-storage facility, on approximately 14.41 acres located south of E. Alamo Dr and east of S. Florida Ave. Owner: South Florida Ave Mini Storage Inc. Applicant: Todd Pressman


Each year the City provides a report update with a summary of the previous year adopted comprehensive plan amendments and future goals to the State. Below is the executive summary  of the annual Certification Monitoring Report for the year 2018.