Traffic is a major concern as plans for Wedgewood Golf Course move forward

Homeowners who live along Carpenter Road, whose historic arch is shown above, are worried that SJD Development's proposal to build 994 homes on the former golf course could affect traffic on the two-lane road.

Lakeland – North Lakeland residents are skeptical of a developer’s claims that doubling the number of homes on the former Wedgwood golf course will not create a bottleneck on Carpenter Road.

Mulberry-based SJD Development presented its revised plans to build 994 residences on the former golf course before Lakeland commissioners Monday morning. The proposed project, dubbed the Gibson Trails, won approval from the city’s Planning and Zoning Board in November, but still faced stiff opposition from nearby residents.

“It’s the density, it’s the traffic,” said Gina Ward, homeowner of 20 years at Wedgwood Estates. It doesn’t matter if it’s three floors, four floors, or five floors.

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