PROJECTS
Mon Jan 05, 2015

The Garden District Trolley provides convenient transportation from the residential neighborhoods of Baton Rouge’s Garden District to both downtown and also to the north end of Southdowns neighborhood by way of the Perkins Overpass. The trolley operates on a 30 minute headway weekday mornings and afternoons. On Saturdays it operates hourly from morning to night,… Read more »

Fri Oct 24, 2014

Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar provides a culinary feast that exceeds the high standards of the most discerning oyster aficionados. Jolie Pearl features select oysters from renowned oyster beds throughout coastal United States, from the Pacific to the Atlantic to the Gulf. Raw, charbroiled, baked, and in shooters, oysters will be served your favorite way to… Read more »

Mon Oct 13, 2014

Windsor Aughtry Company, Inc. of Greenville, S.C., announced today that they will develop an approximately 85,000 square foot , eight-story, 147-room Courtyard Marriott Hotel at the epicenter of Downtown’s Third Street Corridor, 260 Third Street.  This $20 million investment marks the Marriott’s entrance into the downtown market, locating a Courtyard Marriott Hotel along the Historic… Read more »

Thu Aug 14, 2014

  “The Mississippi River is the front door to Baton Rouge, and we sought to create a design that would bring all of you back to see and experience the beauty and power of this great river in a setting alive with public activity.” – Honorable Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden The prominent theme within Downtown’s… Read more »

Mon Jul 28, 2014

This has been one marvelous first year for the Crest, hosting over 30 concerts, that is fulfilling the envision that was breathed in the Riverfront Master Plan, Plan Baton Rouge II. As part of the Riverfront Master Plan, Plan Baton Rouge II, and North Boulevard Town Square, a special-event stage would be created to provide… Read more »

PRESENTING THE DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT
Mon Jul 14, 2014

The DDD is pleased to present the Development Toolkit which includes economic, demographic and incentive information for developers and businesses as well as important contacts and tips on the development process! DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT

Mon Jun 23, 2014

USAgencies, a leading provider of low cost auto insurance, announced today that it will be relocating its headquarters to the heart of downtown Baton Rouge in support of its strategic growth plan and as an added value will participate in the revitalization efforts of Baton Rouge.USAgencies will occupy two floors at 440 Third Street, becoming… Read more »

Fri Jun 13, 2014

The Downtown Development District is happy to announce Fresh Junkie’s 2nd downtown location! Please stop by and grab lunch at their new  Third Street location across from Town Square. 303 North Boulevard Hours: Mon-Fri, 10AM-5PM & Special Events

Wed Jun 11, 2014

Downtown Greenway at BREC’s Expressway Park Construction has begun on the Downtown Greenway at BREC’s 40 acre Expressway Park. This collaborative project between the Downtown Development District/City Parish and BREC was made possible by the FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana administered by the Office of State Parks/Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism. The project… Read more »

Tue May 20, 2014

Raising Cane’s famous chicken fingers is now open at the corner of Third and Florida Streets. The restaurant is located in the old Richeaux Building.