Destrehan development to include 250 homes, shops: report

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File photo - A 1,400-acre development that includes houses, retail shops, restaurants and warehouse space is being planned in Destrehan. (BRETT DUKE, The Times-Picayune archive)
Littice Bacon-Blood, | The Times-PicayuneBy Littice Bacon-Blood, | The Times-Picayune 
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on April 20, 2017 at 10:24 AM, updated April 20, 2017 at 10:55 AM

A new community development that would include 250 residential lots, retail stores and restaurants, has been announced for a 1,400-acre site in Destrehan,according to the St. Charles Herald-Guide newspaper.  The development, called Destrehan Plantation Estates, is being planned for a site that runs alongside the Interstate 310 bridge near River Road toward Airline Drive, the newspaper reports.

The land owner, Washington, D.C. environmental attorney Gary Silversmith, has hired Murray Architects of Destrehan to lead the project, according to the report.  The portion of the site on Airline Drive would include industrial use and warehouses, the reports states.

The St. Charles Parish Council recently gave Murray clearance to start construction on the first 30 lots in the subdivision. The average lot size in the subdivision will be 90 feet by 160 feet, according to the Herald-Guide.