PROJECTS
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 »

Mon Apr 09, 2018

The Downtown Maintenance Committee has recognized twelve downtown businesses/organizations with outstanding exterior maintenance and beautification over the past year in different categories with monthly Downtown Distinction Awards!  The people voted in March and chose Downtown Duplicating for the ‘People’s Choice Award’!!!! DOWNTOWN DISTINCTION PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2017-2018: Downtown Duplicating, 1445 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA  70802…. 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 »

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