PROJECTS
Thu Dec 15, 2016

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 »

Fri Jul 15, 2016

Construction began May 5, 2016  on the North Boulevard section of the Downtown Greenway, a multi-phase 2.75 mile interconnected network of bike/pedestrian pathways connecting Baton Rouge’s public parks and recreational facilities, disjointed communities, and cultural attractions. The North Boulevard phase of the Downtown Greenway is the area on North Boulevard from 5th Street to East Boulevard… Read more »

Fri Jul 01, 2016

Here is a quick look at some of the new developments and new construction taking place Downtown! Downtown areas under construction: Downtown Greenway (North Boulevard from 5th street to 9th St) Road/Sewer Upgrade – South Boulevard at River Road Belvedere Condominiums  – Main St at River Road Watermark Hotel – Third St at Convention Onyx Residences –… Read more »

Mon Feb 22, 2016

Located in the heart of downtown, Matherne’s Market at 440 on Third is the first full service supermarket downtown in over 50 years! Only 9 months after opening its doors, Matherne’s has become a real staple in the downtown community. The Matherne family offers a market that provides a variety of services and products, complementing… Read more »

WILLIAM BARTRAM TRAIL MARKER DEDICATION SEPTEMBER 10TH  A trail marker dedication to William Bartram, an American Naturalist, was held this Thursday, September 10th at the South Boulevard Trailhead located at the intersection of South Boulevard and River Road. Bartram’s exploration spanned from the Atlantic coast of the Carolinas to the Mississippi River from 1773 – 1777,… Read more »

Fri Feb 12, 2016

The Downtown Development District has released the 2016 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 into the downtown economy as a whole, and indicates a continued strong… Read more »

Mon Oct 12, 2015

In early 2015, Baton Rouge received a U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) grant through its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program to investigate the possible creation of a local Bike Share program.  Bike Share Programs are available in many other mid-sized and large cities including Boulder, Boise, Chattanooga, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., and Houston, offering locals and visitors… Read more »

Tue Sep 29, 2015

The Downtown Development District has just received an award from the International Downtown Association for the transformation of River Road into a ‘complete street.’  This is the eighth year in a row that the International Downtown Association has recognized the DDD’s leadership and management in the development of Downtown Baton Rouge’s public spaces.  Experience River… Read more »