The exact acreage will amount to an additional 63 and will sit within the NW corner of the airport’s land. Phase 2 will add on an additional 464,000-sqft to the already existent 223,000-sqft building which is used for office space and cargo processing + sorting.
This will situate Lakeland’s Amazon hub as the largest Amazon facility in the southeast with a tentative completion date set in 2022.
By the end of the expansion, Amazon will have:
• More space for aircraft storage (including additional Boeing 767-300s and 737 cargo aircraft)
• Another new fuel farm as well as another access road which can store 24,000 gallons of gasoline and 72,000 gallons of jet fuel
• Additional parking storage, along with storage for trailers, as well as a new “truck court” that can accommodate over 350 bays with over 1,000 parking spaces
• The potential for hundreds of new jobs, varying in salary and responsibility
This second phase of the expansion expects to see an increase in arrivals and departures to 36 per day during its first year alone. By the 5-year completion mark, the airport expects that number to jump to 44 arrivals and departures per day.
A discussion of the proposed expansion is set to take place on May 27 at the RP Funding Center which will consider the impacts of the project as it relates to the economy, environment, and society.
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Watch ○ All 86 Veterans aboard the Flight to Honortouched down safely in Lakeland on Tuesday night. This is the sixth Flight to Honor to date, with the cancellation of last year’s flight due to COVID-19 concerns. The veterans returned toLakeland Linder International Airport to a packed tarmac full of loved ones and supporters. (WFLA) ○ From marketing and maintenance to lease preparation, there are several things to consider when owning a rental property. In a quick video, the local pros at S&D Real Estate break down how their Property Management division’s services can help you get organized. Learn more. 🏠Ⓟ
WaterCooler ○ Just in time for #ThrowbackThursday, you can take a look at all of the 56 Polk County athletes selected into the NFL Draft. The list dates back to 1953, where the first Polk resident, Buford Long, was drafted to the New York Giants.🏈 (The Ledger)
Edu ○ Polk State College‘s PASSPORT system will be down starting tomorrow, Apr. 30, at 8 a.m. The system will be undergoing an upgrade and should be up and running again by Sun., May 2. Polk State recommends all students retrieve pertinent information today to account for any system unavailability over the weekend.
#Florida ○Another nonnative species hasclawed its way into Florida. Tens of thousands of “clawed frogs” have been dredged from the Hillsborough River citing this as the first report of the species in the US. It’s unclear at this time how the frogs got here + what their impact will be. 🐸 (Fox 13 News)
TBT ○Carpenters Home originally opened in 1928 as a retirement home for members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Union of America.Learn more about its history + transformation into a senior living community — Lake Gibson Village — here. Ⓟ
FeaturedJob ○We’re Hiring.Our cities are known as great places to live, work, and play..our office is, too.6AM City is hiring a Sales Development Rep to support the sales process by generating qualified leads for the Sales Team.
Coronavirus ○ On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Health announced 5,178 new cases of COVID-19 and 72 deaths in Florida. That bringsFL’s total number of cases to 2,222,546+ the total deaths to 35,030. See Lakeland + Polk numbers here. ○ Monitor the Florida Department of Health in Polk’s website for the latest information regarding vaccines.
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ForKids ○ LakelandPAL Mobile Outreach| Thurs., Apr. 29 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Webster Park, 1235 N. Webster Ave. | Free | Snacks + games will be aplenty as kids can learn about the Lakeland Police Athletic League.
PlanAhead ○ Championship Celebration| Sat. May 1 | 12-1 p.m. | HomeCourt by Tracy McGrady, 3615 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Meet the Lakeland Magic mascot, Swish, check out the G League trophy and celebrate our local basketball team this weekend. ○ Couples Cooking: Great Seafood at Home| Mon., May 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $100 | One ticket covers each couple in this class that embraces all things seafood. 🐟 ○ So Mucho Margaritas| Wed., May 5 | 12 p.m.-12 a.m. | The Brass Tap, 1515 Town Center Dr. | Free | Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with drink specials like $4 margs and deals on chips & salsa and tacos.
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
The new Bombas spring collection features bright, unmissable patterns like tie dye, triple-colored Tri-Blocks, and tropical-inspired Wild Wear. They also made new All-Purpose Performance and Performance Running socks, designed with Hex Tec — Bombas’ signature sweat-wicking, stay-cool performance material — to keep feet comfy during any sweaty activity.
If you’re more of a casual stroll person, their new No Shows come in regular and low-cut styles, so they fit perfectly under spring slip-ons. Ⓟ