Revised plans for the neighborhood center of the Rouzan traditional neighborhood development have been submitted to the city-parish Planning Commission.
The final development plan for the neighborhood center were submitted in March, but Planning Commission staffers found that one of the commercial buildings slightly encroached on the Perkins Road right of way. Developer Tommy Spinosa withdrew the plans and submitted the new documents, which call for the building to be moved.
The neighborhood center of Rouzan is an 8.6-acre tract that will be anchored by the first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Louisiana. Along with the seven-screen theater, which will sell food, craft beer, wine and cocktails, there will be 214 apartments and 38,336 square feet of retail. Spinosa has said he wants the retail to be a mix of services that Rouzan residents want, such as a flower shop, along with regional draws, like the movie theater.
Planning Commission staffers said Spinosa is also seeking a waiver for his original plan for the neighborhood center. If the waiver is approved, then Spinosa will resubmit the first proposal. If it isn’t, then he will go with the second plan.
The Planning Commission is scheduled to take up the Rouzan neighborhood center at its May 18 meeting.
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