One Liners Polk: The Terrace Hotel, Orlando Health and more
►The Terrace Hotel, in downtown Lakeland at 329 E. Main St., was purchased for $7.25 million by a group of five local investors that include former city commissioner Edie Yates, her husband, David Henderson, as well as their two sons and John Grieger. (Pictured above)
►The Watson Clinic Foundation’s Arts in Medicine program was presented with a $2,000 grant from the GiveWell Community Foundation, a public charity serving Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties.
►Polk County Utilities’ central water treatment facility recently received the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Eagle Award.
►Eastwind Development, a Palm Beach Gardens developer, acquired seven acres in a planned $500 million, mixed-use development in Polk County, at Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 27, to build multifamily housing.
►Academic Alliance in Dermatology will open a location in Lakeland, at 615 Mid Florida Dr, Suite 1, in the Viking Business Plaza.
►Florida Polytechnic University has created the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to play a critical role in supporting students, and employees, of all races, ethnicities, genders, faiths, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds.
►Orlando Health won approval from the city commission to build a health care campus, with a hospital, on a 79.6-acre tract at the southeastern corner of Lakeland Highlands Road and the Polk Parkway.
►Baylor University announced a $5 million gift, from William E. and Denise Crenshaw of Lakeland, in support of the Give Light Campaign and the University’s Hankamer School of Business.
►SoFresh is opening in Lakeland, at 4756 Florida Ave. S., in the Publix-anchored shopping center at Lake Miriam.
►Lakeland Regional Health has resumed plans for a 96-bed behavioral health center on the south end of its main campus.
►The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals named Lakeland Chamber President Cory Skeates as its 2020-21 Chair of the Board.
►Deputy City Manager Shawn Sherrouse will become interim city manager after Tony Delgado retires as the city of Lakeland’s top administrator.