A long-term goal of the City’s Historic Preservation Board, efforts to resurvey the City’s historic districts began in 2021. In 2022, The City of Lakeland was awarded a $50,000 matching grant from the Florida Division of Historical Resources to help fund Phase 1 of an expected three-phase project to resurvey all seven of Lakeland’s historic districts. The resurvey plan is as follows:
- Phase 1 (FY 22) – East Lake Morton and South Lake Morton – Completed March 2023
- Phase 2 (FY 24) – Dixieland and Downtown/Munn Park
- Phase 3 (FY 26) – Beacon Hill, Biltmore-Cumberland, and Lake Hunter Terrace
PaleoWest, LLC, a cultural resources management consultant based in St. Petersburg, conducted the Phase 1 resurvey and created the final report and recommendations based on their research and findings.