Polk Developer Weighs in on High Speed Rail Station

When it comes to the site of a proposed high speed rail station in Polk County, we’ve heard from the Florida Department of Transportation, the City of Lakeland, the University of South Florida Polytechnic and now a landowner on the corridor.

Over at Metro I4 News, is the full text of a press release from the Williams Acquisition Holding Company. Is the name unfamiliar? They’re the owners of the Williams Development of Regional Impact (DRI). That’s the largest landholder in the area around the USF Poly campus at I4 & the Polk Parkway. The Williams DRI is a plan to use the land to develop something akin to the Lakeside Village plus a research/development park, considerable housing and commercial space. The release includes some figures on the proposed plan.