One Liners Polk: Publix, Kensington Homes and more

News announcements from Polk County

A 180-acre public park (rendering above) is being developed by private donors, including the Barnett family, which will cost $110 million and expected to open in 2021 in Lakeland.

The newly built Polk County Fire Rescue station in Mulberry has been completed at 300 Kid Ellis Road.

Tampa-based Catalyst Asset Management was chosen by the Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency and city commissioners to develop a 1.49-acre, city-owned site in downtown Lakeland.

►Publix, based in Lakeland, was recognized by Fortune as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials for the fourth consecutive year, ranking No. 34, up from No. 62 last year.

►Peace River Center, a health- and crisis-management organization that serves Polk County, named Candace Barnes as chief operating officer.

Lyric Ross

►Lyric Ross, an actress who stars in the Emmy-award winning TV series “This Is Us,” visited the international headquarters of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and One More Child in Lakeland to shine a light on the great need for foster parents who will welcome teens into their home.

►Kensington Homes in Polk County, a licensee of Arthur Rutenberg Homes, earned a 2019 Avid Award and the Arthur Rutenberg Homes Builder of the Year recognition, for outstanding customer service and excellence in homebuilding.

►Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate, a Lakeland-based commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in Interstate 4 corridor properties, joined the SVN network of firms after an affiliation of more than a decade with Coldwell Banker Commercial.

►Watson Clinic recognized Rebecca Olson, a registered nurse team leader as part of their Program for Employee Excellence and Recognition award, which is given to a clinic employee who best exemplifies the patient-focused customer service standards that Watson Clinic strives to excel at every day.

►The Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency is working in partnership with the Polk County School Board to construct a multi-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians along West Lake Parker Drive.

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