Mon Apr 17, 2017

In March 2017, the Downtown Maintenance Committee launched its ‘We Live It: Downtown Distinction’ campaign, awarding downtown business that exhibit outstanding efforts to maintain and beautify their exterior property.  Each month, for a total of twelve months, a different business will be awarded from a rotating business type category.   At the end of the twelve… 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The vision of the New River Center Library began in 2004 to demolish the outdated structure and replace it with a new, modern library.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 »

Tue Apr 04, 2017

A four-story multifamily housing project located in the historic Beauregard Town neighborhood on the corner of Napoleon and America Streets is currently under construction. The development will include 25, one and two bedroom apartment units with garages on the ground floor. Designed to complement the exterior aesthetic of the existing neighborhood, Beauregard Quarters is located across… Read more »


River House, a mixed-use development at 1480 Nicholson Drive on the site of the old Prince Murat Hotel. Developers Emanuel “Manny” Organek and Marc Blumberg announced they have broken ground on the project, which will include 224 luxury apartments within two four-story buildings, a 4,600-square-foot community clubhouse, 15,000 square feet of retail space and a… Read more »


The Elysian II will bring 100 additional units downtown, offering 51 affordable units and 49 market rate. The total cost of the project is $17.2 million, including financing assistance from several sources. Construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2017. Elysian II More information  


Cane Land Distilling Company, located on 760 St. Philip Street, is a distilling business that marries rich agricultural knowledge with superior distilling techniques and barrel aging knowledge that has been handed down for centuries.  Cane Land is aiming for a mid- to late-spring opening, which will “saturate” distribution of their spirits across the Baton Rouge… Read more »


Louisiana Associated General Contractors (LAGC) and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LBC) are teaming up to develop a four-story building in downtown Baton Rouge that will house offices for both entities.  LAGC is a private organization that represents and advocates for the construction industry. The LBC is a state licensing agency. Site work… Read more »


The Belvedere Townhomes are four riverfront luxury townhomes on Main and Lafayette, located adjacent to 525 Lafayette. $8.5 million is currently being invested in the creation of these high end townhomes offering additional living options to Downtown Baton Rouge residents. Currently under construction overseen by Level Construction, the townhomes will sit on a quarter-acre lot,… Read more »


Windsor Aughtry Company, Inc. of Greenville, S.C., announced in the fall of 2014 the development of an approximately 85,000 square-foot, eight-story, 135-room Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at the epicenter of Downtown’s Third Street Corridor, 260 Third Street.  The Downtown Courtyard by Marriott’s specific Third Street location pays homage to the Hotel Istrouma, Baton Rouge’s first… Read more »

Wed Mar 22, 2017

The third component of the Central Green, a concept of the community-driven Plan Baton Rouge II master plan, is set to begin construction following a groundbreaking ceremony that took place today. The prominent theme within Plan Baton Rouge II was to reconnect Baton Rouge with the mighty Mississippi River by establishing a connective urban core… Read more »