The View 38002 April 2016

**************ECRWSS**** PRSRT STD ECRWSS U.S. POSTAGE PAID EDDM RETAIL LOCAL POSTAL CUSTOMER inform. educate. connect. Arlington & Lakeland’s Community Newspaper theview April 2016 .com Lakeland Unveils Plans for Lake District Development Will Replace Former Outlet Mall Special to THE VIEW 38002 Upcoming Events APRIL 23 30 MAY On April 6, 2016, California-based developer Gilad Development and local design firm A2H recently revealed plans for The Lake District, a 160+ acre mixed-use development at the site of the former Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall on the southeast corner of the Interstate-40 and Canada Road interchange. Conceptual plans feature a combination of uses such as luxury retail stores, two hotels, restaurants, a farmer's market, office spaces, residences, green space including parks and an untouched preserve area, and more. “The Lakeland District will have a huge impact on the city,” said Lakeland City Manager Jim Atkinson. “It will be, by far, the largest development that Lakeland has seen with 160-plus acres of highscale residential and com- mercial development. Atkinson explains that it's not a 20-year phase project. The plan is to complete the entire project in a single phase. “There will be retail stores - big-box suburban style but there’s also going to be a town center component which I think is the most interesting part of the plan,” adds Atkinson. “It’s kind of a main street with smaller stores, and pedestrian scale, with a performing arts center in that area. There will be restaurants and board walks out near the lake, bridges that crossover the lake, paddle boat activities, and imagine the restaurant patio looking right over the lakeside. That will be a nice amenity. 14 Relay 38002, 6:00 pm— 1:00 am, Depot Square Arlington in April, 10:00 am—4:00 pm, Depot Square Tour de Lakeland and Lakeland Spring Festival, 9:00 am—2:00 pm, Delta Blues Winery 21 , Flapjacks with Friends, Fundraiser for West Tennessee Veterans Home with Senator Mark Norris, 7:00 am—9:30 am, Arlington United Methodist Church Inside this edition... Continued on page 4 Happenings, p.2 Local Notes, p. 6 Made In 38002: Carrol McTyre, p. 7 School News, starts on p. 8 View from 38002, p. 12 Concept Renderings and Site Plans show the central lake area that divides the commercial and residential areas and provides space for recreation. Images courtesy of A2H.