PROJECTS
Tue Apr 04, 2017

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 »

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 Lofts @ 6C, 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… 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 »