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Look inside Prospect Lake Wire, Lakeland’s newest mixed-use development opening this summer

Learn how the luxury apartments and retail space at Prospect Lake Wire will factor into the city’s Downtown West Action Plan.

Renderings of the Prospect Lake Wire mixed-use development

This development will be within the Downtown West area.

Rendering provided by Prospect Lake Wire

Prospect Lake Wire is nearing completion at 380 Wire Dr., west of Lake Wire in the Downtown West area. Since its groundbreaking in February 2023, Lakelanders have been able to see the progress on this mixed-use development from outside. Now, take a look at renderings of what it will look like inside once it opens in late summer 2024.

The development will soon begin leasing 300 luxury apartments ranging from $1,550 studios to $2,350 three-bedroom units. Amenities include a fitness center, pool, outdoor kitchen, dog park + spa, and spaces for those who work remotely.

Renderings of the Prospect Lake Wire mixed-use development

What retail and restaurants do you want to see offered at Prospect Lake Wire?

Renderings provided by Carter USA

Residents and guests will also have access to 15,220 sqft of retail + restaurant space known as the Shops at Lake Wire. Businesses are still TBA, but our readers told us they’re hoping for casual dining like Blaze Pizza, a grocery store such as Trader Joe’s, and space for local small businesses.

This isn’t the only change planned for the area. Connectivity, infrastructure, and increased residential density are the top priorities in the City of Lakeland’s Downtown West Action Plan.

A map showing the walking distance between Prospect Lake Wire and Bonnet Springs Boulevard

City officials are working to make access to Bonnet Springs Park safer + easier from nearby areas.

Screenshot via Google Maps

Lakelanders have pointed out that Prospect Lake Wire is just across from Bonnet Springs Park, but the two are separated by George Jenkins Boulevard. Although the complex and park are less than half a mile apart, it will still take residents either a five-minute car ride or a nearly half-hour walk to travel between them.

Renderings of the Prospect Lake Wire mixed-use development

Prospect Lake Wire will be one of the first of several Downtown West housing developments.

Rendering provided by Carter USA

The Downtown West Action Plan aims to solve this, with multi-use trails planned to connect nearby neighborhoods like Prospect Lake Wire. The city also expects that the development will help to evolve the surrounding communities as the action plan progresses.

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