Now that the extension of Antioch Road is complete, commercial activity in the Long Farm Village traditional neighborhood development is picking up steam.
Rouses started construction of a 55,000-square-foot supermarket that will be one of the anchors of Long Farm, a mixed-use development bordered by Airline and Jefferson highways and Barringer-Foreman Road. The store is scheduled to be open by the summer.
A Zaxby’s chicken tenders restaurant has been permitted for a spot at the corner of Airline and Antioch. On Dec. 14, the City-Parish Planning Commission will vote on granting final approval to just over 18,000 square feet of additional retail space in Long Farm.
Russell Mosely, who is developing Long Farm on a 237-acre tract of farmland assembled by his grandfather, the late U.S. Sen. Russell Long, said he has lease contracts and agreements with a number of tenants, which include restaurants and retailers. Mosely would not disclose the tenants but said he would release names in December or early 2016.
“We’ve got to get a couple of things finished up and get a couple more contracts on paper,” he said.
Plans are for Long Farm to eventually have about 400 single-family residences, up to 1,100 multifamily units and 690,000 square feet of office, commercial and retail space.
Permits were issued this week for Tapestry Long Farm, a 276-unit upscale apartment development that will be built on 12.2 acres.
Tapestry Long Farm will contain a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The complex will feature amenities such as a cyber cafe; an outdoor pavilion complete with a bar; washers and dryers in each unit; high-end finishes; and most likely a game room.
Plans are for the complex to be completed by late 2016.