Welcome to Save Harahan!

The Council voted for the rezoning of Colonial.  Read the Article hereHarahan City Council votes to approve subdivision and rezoning of former Colonial Golf and Country Club

We would like to Thank all of the people that worked so hard to make Save Harahan a reality.  This isn’t over.  We have to make sure that this is done right! We will continue to lobby and monitor this ongoing project to protect Harahan.

The only way to stop the proposed commercial development of Colonial Country Club is for residents to make their opposition known to the council.  This rezoning opens the door for future additional commercial and multi-family as allowed by the recent amendment to the city’s zoning classification.

If you cannot attend, please call Councilman Lawrence Landry at 504-228-4929, Eric Chatelain at 504-416-7807, Tim Baudier 504-343-7762, Dana Huete 504-250-7051 or Cindy Murray 504-812-9847 to express your opposition.  Please encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to attend or at the very minimum, call these councilmen.  It appears that without significant opposition from residents this development will be approved.

GET THE FACTS

  •  THE OWNER’S ATTORNEY ADMITTED AT THE PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING THAT THERE IS NO COMMITMENT TO SAVE A LARGE PORTION FOR GREENSPACE.
  • THERE IS NO PROVISION FOR DRAINAGE ON THIS PROJECT WHICH WILL RESULT IN INCREASED FLOODING. 
  • CHANGING THE ZONING ON THIS PROPERTY WILL ALLOW FOR MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
  • THE DEVELOPER/OWNER STEADFASTLY REFUSES TO DIVULGE WHO THE PROPOSED TENANTS ARE
  • THE DEVELOPER HAS FAILED TO PROVIDE SUBSTANTIAL PROOF OF THE PROJECTED REVENUES TO THE CITY.  VACANT COMMERCIAL PRODUCES NO REVENUE.
  • THERE ARE 32 VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN HARAHAN.
  • RESIDENTS ARE OVERWHELMINGLY AGAINST THIS DEVELOPMENT
  • COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT WILL COMPROMISE SAFETY, INCREASE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, ADD TRAFFIC LIGHTS, AND INCREASE CONGESTION, AND NOISE.
  • THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN NEED TO DO WHAT THEY WERE ELECTED BY THE RESIDENTS TO DO WHICH IS TO PRESERVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND UNIQUE RESIDENTIAL CHARACTER OF HARAHAN

Even though the Planning and Zoning Board voted AGAINST the subdivision and rezoning of the property at their last meeting the council makes the final decision.

 Please come to the meeting, call a councilman or sign our petition to show your support.  Please sigh our petition to show your support: Here

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6 thoughts on “Welcome to Save Harahan!

  1. I know that there is a lot of wildlife in that area. I have seen herons, egrets, eagles, etc. in the vicinity over the years. Has there been any study done to see what wildlife might live on the property and the effect development may have to it?

  2. Tonight the council may finally vote on the zoning change. I realize that the property will be developed, however, I do not believe we need more commercial and I think our elected officials are selling us down the river. They have not done their due diligence or they are mentally incapable. Either way it is a sad state of affairs for the citizens of Harahan. It is also sad that so many are resigned to allowing this businessman and this council ram this down our throats. It is beyond arrogant for our officials to vote yes for something that the citizens are overwhelmingly against by saying that they, the elected officials, know better what is best for the community the citizens who comprise the community. Sad day in Harahan.

  3. Well our elected officials have failed us. In the face of overwhelming opposition they voted against our wishes. Thank you Eric Chatelain and Cindy Murray for standing with your fellow citizens in voting no. To Lawrence Landry, Dana Huete and Tim Baudier I can only say that even though you think you made the right decision, the hard decision you are wrong, Wrong, wrong, wrong. You made the easy decision and caved to an unethical bully. We need budget reform, accountability and a more current property tax millage not new commercial. You have sold your neighbors out. Just remember in the next election you will be at over a 600 vote deficit from the start and we vow to remind the rest of the voters just how you voted on this issue.

  4. Following is an email I sent to the council members, Tim Baudier, Lawrence Landry and Dana Huete, who vote yes for the rezoning:

    Dear Council Member,

    I sincerely believe you think you did the right thing last night and you know I don’t agree. You did not do what you were elected to do which is represent the wishes of your constituents. We need better management, budget reform, higher millage on property taxes and accountability. Choosing commercial was the easy way out.

    The only good thing to come out of this mess is that it has allowed us to form a cohesive group of concerned citizens. We now have a data base of like minded people. We now have a mission and that is to stop politics as usual in Harahan.

    I will not support you in any future political endeavors. Quite the opposite. In the next election, I, and all the people who have been tirelessly working to stop this commercial will be diligently working to remind as many people as possible how you voted on this issue. Chatelain and Muray now have the full force of our movement behind them in whatever they choose to pursue. At the start of the next election you will be at least 600 votes behind Chatelain and Murray and probably anyone else who chooses to run.

    Nothing personal, just politics. I wish you and your family the best, just not in the political arena.

    Susan Benton

  5. I would like to know how much Mr. Georges wants for the middle 40 acres in order to “save” it. Its hard for the citizens to get involved or help find a philanthropist if we don’t know how much money we are talking about. And by the way, isn’t Mr. George’s one of the wealthiest people in Louisiana AND a philanthropist. I wonder what makes him think someone else will want to give away green space. My guess is no one – especially in light of the fact that Mr. Georges has covered his initial investment along with a nice profit and he is still unwilling to pony up for the community. Anyone who believes he intends to save this green space is naïve.

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