In nothing less than a transformation, the formerly dreary stretch of Park Avenue west of First Street is swiftly becoming an attractive green oasis intended to help draw pedestrian traffic to the heart of Lake Wales.
The three-block-long stretch of the street west of Scenic Highway is the heart of the $20 million investment being made by the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency to reinvigorate the city’s urban core.
Conceived as “Lake Wales Connected” by a team of planners, the effort extends to several other blocks of the downtown area and into the Northwest Neighborhood, a long-neglected part of the city. The award-winning design was adopted more than three years ago, and will take place in multiple phases.
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