BY CHAD CALDER
Advocate business writer
September 10, 2012
An effort to develop the former Fairwood Country Club property along Interstate 12 and Millerville Road may be coming back to life.
A development group is looking to put 320 apartments and 393,000 square feet of retail and office space on roughly 54 acres, called The Greens at Millerville, according to plans filed with the city-parish Planning Commission.
The project was previously approved by the commission and Metro Council in 2006 when Windy Gladney and Jim Tanner first proposed it, though the development never got under way.
The current filing, which will go before the commission Sept. 17, adds the multifamily component and would allow for automobile sales.
During previous discussions before the Metro Council, however, the developers had agreed to rule out allowing automobile sales.
Gladney could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
The Greens would include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with a clubhouse, office and unspecified amenities.
The development would have 10 acres of green space. The office and retail portions would be spread out among 19 buildings across the property, according to plans.
Also filed with the Planning Commission — but already deferred at the request of developers Donnie Jarreau and Michael Thomassie — is 17 single-family, medium-density lots on 4 acres on Perkins across from Pollard Parkway called The Cottages at Moss Side.