“The City of Lakeland is committed to providing infrastructure and connectivity improvements between all areas of our central city.”
According to Envisioning a Better Downtown, lakelandflorida.maps.arcgis.com 

The city of Lakeland has released an interactive digital report to envision future development plans expected to be completed within the next 20-25 years after strategic planning and proper funding is determined.

The interactive report walks us through the development phases within 10 subdistricts and a video where Nicole Travis, Director of Community & Economic Development further explains the vision and execution of this projected plan. Travis is hopeful that parts of the project can be completed as early as 5-7 years from now.

Check out the interactive report here.