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 »

Thu Sep 10, 2015

Baton Rouge, LA. – The Water Campus released the first images of the new The Water Institute of the Gulf’s Headquarters, Research and Interpretive Center today. Louisiana-based Coleman Partners Architects LLC and global architect firm Perkins+Will have collaborated with Water Campus stakeholders to design the iconic building that will be constructed on the old city… Read more »

Fri Jul 10, 2015

Located in the North Boulevard Town Square area, this historic building opened in 1955 as the Baton Rouge Savings and Loan Association Building and was once home to East Baton Rouge Arts and Technology School. The building was given historic status in 2014 as “This building merits historic status because it’s one of the few… Read more »

Plans have been announced to convert the old State Office Building at 150 Third Street into a 148 Marriott Autograph hotel in Downtown baton Rouge.Under the Autograph brand, Marriott allows the developer/owner to name and brand the hotel which will be branded WATERMARK Baton Rouge. The name recognizes this unique building’s 1924 origins as the… Read more »

The first piece of the long-awaited Downtown Greenway, a 2.75-mile walk and bike path linking downtown to the inner-city, has been completed. The new greenway trailhead is located at the Expressway Park in Old South Baton Rouge which sits at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and 11th Street near Government Street, directly below the junction… Read more »

The IBM building downtown at the corner of Lafayette and North streets has officially opened and now hosts IBM’s Client Innovation Center in Baton Rouge. The nine-story building is the newest addition to the Baton Rouge skyline with more than 200 employees currently working in the building, and an additional 600 employees expected by 2016…. Read more »

Thu Jun 18, 2015

The Center for River Studies, the first component of the Water Campus to be implemented near the Municipal Dock and the I-110 bridge, reflects the riverfront vision created in our master plans and will become the economic, educational, and cultural southern anchor of downtown. Downtown congratulates and thanks the partners involved in this collaborative project… Read more »

Wed Feb 25, 2015

The downtown Two-Way project, a recommendation from Plan Baton Rouge I & II will convert the one-way streets of St. Louis Street (Nicholson Drive to the South) and St. Ferdinand Street (Highland Road to the South/ 4th Street to the North) to two-way streets that will provide a better connection from LSU’s Campus to Downtown…. Read more »

Sun Feb 08, 2015

Matherne’s Market at 440 on Third, a full-service supermarket located in the heart of downtown, is scheduled to officially open and be fully stocked on January 22nd with limited services and goods now available. Matherne’s Market at 440 on Third is located on the bottom floor of a mixed -use development formerly known as the… Read more »

Thu Jan 29, 2015

East Baton Rouge City-Parish has been awarded a grant from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program to receive technical assistance in the pursuit of a Bike Share development strategy. EPA staff and experts will visit Baton Rouge and meet with area stakeholders during a two day workshop that focuses… Read more »

Wed Jan 28, 2015

“for Jackson, Mississippi it (DDD) means the new gold standard when comparing downtown development.” – The Jackson, MS Clarion-Ledger. Download our Development Update yearbook which contains many new exciting projects currently under construction or planning.   2014 DEVELOPMENT UPDATE