In case you missed it, a new apartment complex is coming to the area around Lake Mirror, blending brand new construction with the historic neighborhood’s style. We stopped by Valencia at the Park for an update on construction at the corner of East Orange Street and South Lake Avenue.
Set to open for move-ins on April 1, Valencia at the Park consists of 32 units across three buildings. On the first floor are single bedroom units. Above, the two bedroom units all include two stories of space. Similar to nearby bungalow homes, each unit will also have a patio or balcony. Even the orange-themed names of the floor plans pay tribute to Lakeland’s citrus industry history.
Because the complex sits inside the East Lake Morton historic district, it has to match surrounding structures and the neighborhood’s historic design. Developer Jason Lewis of CODA Development shared that the homes will be painted in vintage green hues, and the exterior will feature the area’s signature bungalow-style architecture.
Residents can expect amenities like reserved parking, Amazon package lockers, and electric vehicle charging. Plus, downtown will be a short walk away. Here’s how long it will take to walk to nearby points of interest:
- Barnett Family Park — 1 minute
- Hollis Garden — 2 minutes
- Lakeland Community Theatre — 3 minutes
- Lake Morton — 6 minutes
- The upcoming On Dog Time dog park — 6 minutes
- The Joinery — 7 minutes
- Munn Park — 13 minutes
Construction is wrapping up soon on Valencia at the Park. Pre-leasing is now open and pricing ranges from $1,596 to $2,395 per month.