There were just two subdivisions on the St. Tammany Parish Planning Commission agenda on Tuesday, and both were approved quickly and unanimously.
Commissioners reapproved tentative plans for Bellevue Estates, located on 27 acres on the south side of Hoffman Road, east of La. 59, south of Abita Springs.
Tentative plans for the subdivision had been approved in February, but attorney Paul Mayronne said the developer, H and I Investments, had determined that the subdivision’s two detention ponds could be reduced in size, allowing the addition of seven lots, bringing the total to 88. That change required a new approval, which was granted.
Also granted was preliminary approval of Phase 5 of Lakeshore Villages, 65 lots on 15 acres being developed by D.R. Horton, Inc., north of Oak Harbor Boulevard, west of La. 433 and east of Interstate 10, south of Slidell.
Lakeshore Villages is part of Horton’s Lakeshore planned community, which the company has said will eventually include more than 2,500 homes on 1,100 acres near the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline.
At the end of the commission meeting, Chairman James "Jimmie" Davis III announced that he is resigning his position so he can run for the District 7 seat on the St. Tammany Parish Council. The seat is being vacated by Jake Groby, who confirmed to The St. Tammany Farmer on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election after serving a self-imposed limit of two terms.
Davis said it was his pleasure to have served on the planning and zoning commissions for 12 years. He also complimented the parish planning and legal staffs for their support, and his fellow commissioners for their dedicated service.