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 »

Fri Mar 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 »

Tue Feb 14, 2017

DR. SCOTT SICARD Sicard Downtown Dentistry, LLC is downtown’s newest dentistry! The office is located in Downtown Healthcare and Wellness clinic at 307 Third Street. Dr. Francis Scott Sicard specializes in family dentistry, oral surgery, and dental implants. He has begun treating patients on Fridays and he is offering free cleanings, exams, and xrays to… Read more »

Wed Jan 25, 2017

John O. Hearin, a local developer owning several downtown properties and parking lots, introduced the 142-unit apartment complex vision to the downtown community early in 2016. The project, located on Sixth Street between Florida and Convention Street, and adjacent to Convention St. Park, will be a six-story building with one and two bedroom units.The first… Read more »

Wed Jan 11, 2017

Variety is the spice of life, and downtown has over 50 restaurants now open for your choosing. The DDD is pleased to welcome 9 newcomers to the Central Business District including Cocha, a new farm to table concept offering a unique combination of Venezuelan and Southern cuisine. Officially open, Cocha’s owners Saskia and Enrique are… Read more »

Thu Dec 29, 2016

The North Boulevard Promenade section of the Downtown Greenway has opened following a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony that took place yesterday at 5:00PM on North Boulevard with Mayor Holden, Councilwoman Wicker, various project contributors, and DDD Executive Director Davis Rhorer residing over the ceremony. This phase of the project was constructed by Rotolo Consultants Inc. and… Read more »

Thu Dec 15, 2016

The Downtown Development District has received the Award of Merit from the International Downtown Association for the Downtown Toolkit: A Visual Guide to Downtown Development in Baton Rouge. The award was announced at its annual conference in Atlanta today. This is the ninth year in a row that the International Downtown Association has recognized the… Read more »


Owners Holly Chaney, Liz Eure, Dr. Michael Duplechain, and Dr. Thomas Guillot would like to welcome you to Downtown Healthcare & Wellness, Downtown’s newest healthcare facility conveniently located next door to the Downtown pharmacy, Prescriptions to Geaux! Downtown Healthcare & Wellness is offering a wide range of services such as adult medicine, men and women’s… Read more »


TramLinkBR is the proposed modern streetcar system linking downtown Baton Rouge with the LSU Campus and serving the neighborhoods and businesses between them. The modern streetcar will provide a new mode of urban mobility, facilitate economic development and strengthen the connectivity between the city’s social, cultural and economic assets. FACT SHEET WEBSITE

Fri Sep 30, 2016

Library books, computers and other materials have been relocated to a temporary facility which is now open at the Kress Building 447 Third St., across from Matherne’s Market! The interim River Center Branch Library focuses on meeting the reading, research and technological needs of the community, offering public computers, WiFi, printing and a popular browsing… Read more »


Owners Holly Chaney, Liz Eure, Dr. Michael Duplechain, and Dr. Thomas Guillot cordially invite you to the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Downtown Healthcare & Wellness at 307 Third St. Wednesday, July 13th, Noon. Downtown Healthcare & Wellness is Downtown’s newest healthcare facility conveniently located next door to the Downtown pharmacy, Prescriptions to Geaux!… Read more »


Chef Celeste Bistro is an open-air café and is now open inside the Main Street Market (corner of Main St. & 5th St. inside the Galvez Garage). Chef Celeste will feature paninis, salads, soups, and a hot line of rotating Louisiana-inspired classics like shrimp and grits. On Saturdays, the bistro will serve an expanded breakfast… Read more »