St Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper announced that his Parish Administration denied a permit to clear approximately 47 acres of land as part of the Medline project between Bootlegger Road and I-12, citing adverse impacts on the surrounding area. Cooper said when he ran for Parish President last year, he commented that the zoning for this area was not compatible with the surrounding community. He said his administration honored the law and the approval process, and that he is not opposed to responsible development. But he supports the director of Planning and Development in his decision to deny the clearing permit.
Medline officials have made it clear this is the area they want to be in. Tangipahoa may now get the project.