Downtown Breakdown: What’s up with the Capitol Lakes?

June 20th, 2024

Downtown is home to many cultural and historical assets within Baton Rouge, as it is where we began as a city and where the people of our parish continue t...

Dark 30 One-Year Anniversary

June 14th, 2024

The DDD congratulates Dark 30 on one year of business! Read to learn more about what is near future for the wine and cocktail bar.

Downtown Breakdown: Riverfront Study and Open House

May 17th, 2024

The DDD hosted the Riverfront Open House that showcased the work of LSU Landscape Architecture students and their ideas for the future of the riverfront.

Happy 100th Anniversary Bates and Thigpen

May 6th, 2024

In recognition to Small Business Week 2024, the DDD would like to congratulate Bates and Thigpen on 100 years of business!

Downtown Breakdown: Rise in Residential

April 22nd, 2024

The DDD, in partnership with the IDA, has released The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities, breaking down data of Baton Rouge, LA Report.

Downtown Breakdown: IDA Value Report 2023

April 19th, 2024

The DDD, in partnership with the IDA, has released The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities, Calculating the Value of Baton Rouge, LA Report.

2023 IDA Downtown Value Report

April 12th, 2024

View IDA Downtown Value Report OnlineIDA Downtown Value Report Summary A city’s strength and prosperity depend on a strong downtown and center city, which ...

The Origin Hotel Baton Rouge

January 18th, 2024

The Origin Hotel Baton Rouge is now open January 2024!

2023 Development Yearbook

January 9th, 2024

View Development Yearbook OnlineThe Downtown Development District works to initiate, incubate, and support partnerships that develop and enhance the distri...


November 16th, 2023

Exciting news, Baton Rouge! The Downtown Greenway Louisiana Connector is officially open after a successful ribbon cutting on Tuesday, November 14th. At th...

A NEW ERA: DDD Strategic Plan Release

September 15th, 2023

The Downtown Development District is thrilled to announce the approval of our 5-Year Strategic Plan!

2023 Development Toolkit

July 12th, 2023

View Toolkit Online 2023 Toolkit Press Release The Downtown Development District has released the 2023 update to their Development Toolkit - a document off...