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Germantown aldermen unanimously approved adding 40 condominiums on the western edge of the suburb Monday evening, Jan. 23, as part of the Carrefour at Kirby Woods development.

The approval came in amending an outline plan for The Standard Germantown, a mixed-use redevelopment on the southwest corner of Poplar Avenue and Kirby Parkway. It’s the third outline plan the city has reviewed for the site, but the first one since the pandemic hindered the community and nation.

“Since the project was approved over three years ago, we know the development world has drastically changed, and with that, commercial development is still adjusting,” Nicolia Robinson, principal with Atlanta-based Urban Design & Planning Studio, told the board.

The 10-acre project, previously known as Carrefour at The Gateway, was sold about a year ago to a new group that renamed the project. The applicants going by the name CRE Devco Germantown include Billy Orgel, a prominent local developer. Adam Slovis, a commercial real estate broker, is also part of the team.

Alderman Jon McCreery has repeatedly praised the quality proposal the new team has presented.

“I think it’s a legacy project we can all be proud of,” he said. “I look forward to years from now looking back and saying I was on the board … that has the opportunity to approve something like this.”

Mayor Mike Palazzolo noted this project will be the first impression of Germantown in the suburb’s Western Gateway.

For more information, check out the full story in the Daily Memphian.