Thu Aug 29, 2019

For over a year, the Downtown Distinction Award Campaign has recognized downtown businesses/organizations that exhibit excellence in exterior maintenance and property beautification.  Each month one business/organization is recognized in a specific category as the Downtown Distinction Award winner.  At the end of each campaign, a ‘People’s Choice’ award winner will be chosen from the 12… Read more »

Mon Dec 31, 2018

Fitting 30 year celebration finale! As the DDD’s 30th Anniversary comes to a close, Downtown Baton Rouge has received multiple local and state awards in 2018! The Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association recognized two exemplary downtown public spaces, Historic Third Street and the Central Green. The Baton Rouge Growth Coalition and the Associated… Read more »

Mon Aug 13, 2018

Downtown Maintenance Committee began in 2015 to “enhance the built and natural environment by increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of maintenance resolutions through the development of ordinances, educational campaigns, enforcement procedures, and volunteer/funding activities compatible with the current dynamic and condition of the Downtown Development District.” The Downtown Maintenance Committee has drafted two ordinances to… Read more »

Fri Jul 20, 2018

As the Downtown Development District celebrates our 30-year anniversary, we extend great thanks to the community for their support of our mission and initiatives, enabling Downtown Baton Rouge to grow and develop into an exceptional place.  As we look forward to continued growth and development in 2018, public and private investment remains at remarkable levels;… Read more »

Fri Jan 05, 2018

Downtown Development District’s Development Update 2017 YEARBOOK

Fri Jun 23, 2017

Here is a quick look at some of the new developments and new construction taking place Downtown! Downtown areas in Planning / Under Construction: Water Campus River Center Theatre Improvements City Hall Plaza Renovations River Center Library North Boulevard Town Square Phase II Downtown Greenway Courtyard by Marriott Elysian II Elias Belvedere Townhomes River Road/ Riverfront… Read more »

Thu May 11, 2017

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT RELEASES 2017 DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT   Baton Rouge, LA – The Downtown Development District has released the 2017 update to their Development Toolkit – a document offering demographics, statistics, and other resources meant to meet the needs of the development and business community. The data presented within the document gives a current snapshot… Read more »

Wed Apr 05, 2017

Sonic announced a new concept restaurant located at the intersection of South 10th and Government Street.  Sonic has also renovated a 4,000 square foot building adjacent to the restaurant to house the local headquarters office.  The 2,500 square foot restaurant will be twice the size of an average Sonic restaurant, as it will have indoor… Read more »

The vision of the New River Center Library began in 2004 to demolish the outdated structure and replace it with a new, modern library.  Some of the new library’s facts and features include: 48,490 sq. ft. total over four floors; dynamic, dedicated spaces for children, teens, and adults; AV materials, periodicals and books for all… Read more »

Baton Rouge, LA. – The Water Campus is a reflection of the vision for the redevelopment of the Mississippi Riverfront, illustrated in the recommendations of Baton Rouge’s master plans.  Orchestrated by a unique collaboration involving the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF), the City of Baton Rouge, the Water Institute of the… Read more »