The fast-growing City of Lake Wales, Florida seeks to recruit a new Growth Management Director to lead planning and development services amid a dramatic renewal of the community’s commitment to grow responsibly through high-quality sustainable outcomes.
Now, an impressive revitalization of the City’s core is underway, detailed in the award-winning “Lake Wales Connected” plan, which revived key concepts from the architectural plans developed by the Olmsted Brothers. Furthermore, the City and its planning partners have embarked on an ambitious, big-picture planning initiative, called “Lake Wales Envisioned”, which aspires to redirect development in and around the present city and boost conservation in its surrounding utility service area, encompassing a vast area.
The Growth Management Director will need to be both the inspiring chief content leader for planning and an administrator, charged with orderly operation of significant departments within the City government.
The Growth Management Director will have key leadership responsibilities for the implementation of “Lake Wales Envisioned.”
Candidates must be high performers with a background in planning and development, working familiarity with new urbanism, traditional neighborhood development, complete streets, planning for resilience/sustainability, and historic preservation.
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History of development in Lake Wales - In 1925-1931, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. led a team of landscape architects known as the Olmsted Brothers, a landscape/planning firm who created plans for Lake Wales to become a destination spot, known as “A City in a Garden.” Few small cities reflect such a deep influence by the famous Olmsted Bros., who also designed nearby Bok Tower Gardens, Mountain Lake Estates and many prominent Washington, D.C. landmarks.