One Liners Polk: Orlando Health, Sun ‘n Fun and more

An urban-style community of 630 apartments with, restaurants and shops, will be built on the abandoned Florida Tile site, located between Lake Wire and the upcoming Bonnet Springs Park. (Rendering above)

Phillip Walker, a Lakeland city commissioner for 12 years, will serve as president of the Florida League of Cities.

Rooted Lakeland

Noah’s Ark of Central Florida announced Jim Maskas, Roxann Bonta, Todd Edwards, Linda Harkins and Susy Aviles as new members of the board of directors.

Rooted Lakeland, a family-owned café, opened at 5327 S. Florida Ave., in the plaza that includes Outback Steakhouse.

John “Lites” Leenhouts, president and CEO of Sun ‘n Fun, in Lakeland, will retire after Aerospace Expo 2022.

Lakeland Regional Health’s graduate medical education program will welcome its first class of students in July 2023.

Orlando Health, a nonprofit health care system, finalized plans to build a new hospital in Lakeland on 80 acres it owns there.

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