BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Developer Russell Mosely is moving forward with plans for two new commercial buildings that will house restaurant and retail tenants at Long Farm, his planned unit development off Barringer Foreman Road near Airline Highway.
Mosely filed final development plans today with the Planning Commission for two separate buildings that will collectively total around 18,000 square feet. The developer confirms he has signed leases with at least two tenants that will occupy the space and has letters of intent from several others. He declines to identify any of them at this point but says they are both local and national companies and include both food service tenants and retail stores.
The application is the latest development at the 237-acre PUD. Earlier this week, Rouses Supermarket broke ground on a 55,000-square-foot supermarket that will anchor the development.
In October, the Birmingham, Alabama company that is developing a 276-unit multifamily complex at the Long Farm acquired the 12.2-acre tract on which the complex will be built and began construction. Arlington Properties anticipates having a clubhouse and first four of 13 planned buildings complete by the second quarter of 2016. The Rouses and two new commercial buildings are also expected to be complete by next summer.
Zaxby’s, the Athens, Georgia-based restaurant chain known for chicken fingers and wings, is planning to develop its first location in Baton Rouge—and third in the Capital Region—in the Long Farm development.
The Planning Commission will take up the Long Farm application at its Dec. 21 meeting.