Lincoln Square Neighborhood Project
New Leadership, Renewed Vision
The CRA’s efforts to increase the quality of life in the blighted areas of the community.
After buying the property in 2011 and demolishing blighted apartments in an effort to increase the quality of life in the area, the Lakeland Redevelopment Agency (CRA) began a four-phase project that would rebuild the Lincoln Square neighborhood, located at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and W. 7th street.
The five-acre site will have 21 single-family detached houses on quarter-acre lots, and four of them have already been completed. In an effort to make the homes affordable, the CRA has offered down-payment assistance for homeowners who live in the home for 10 years. On September 29, the Lakeland CRA held an open house event to celebrate the opening of their first completed home.