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.
The City of Lakeland's Community and Economic Development Department has posted the link to the electronic version of the City of Lakeland Comprehensive Plan on our website for the convenience of the public. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained herein is accurate and up-to-date. However, the City of Lakeland does not provide any guarantee, express or implied, as to the accuracy and/or completeness of the information contained herein; nor shall the City of Lakeland be liable for any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, represented by the information contained herein. Furthermore, in no event will the City of Lakeland be liable for any lost profits or any damages, including direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or any other types of damages, arising out of the use of this electronic version of the City of Lakeland Comprehensive Plan on the Internet.
If you are relying upon the Comprehensive Plan to make a legal decision or a decision regarding purchase of property, you are urged to contact the City of Lakeland Community and Economic Development Department.
The Community and Economic Development Department is located within City Hall at 228 S. Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801, and can be reached by calling 863.834.6011.