PROJECTS
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.

Sun May 04, 2014

The Downtown Development District welcomes our newest retailer, Aristocracy! Please stop by and welcome them to Downtown. Located at the corner of Main Street and Third Street. Entrance on Main Street – Hours: Mon-Sat, 10AM-8PM WEBSITE

Fri Apr 11, 2014

North Boulevard Town Square is a spectacular greenspace that has transformed the disjointed area between North Boulevard and River Road into a lively downtown center. Town Square is where the city’s cultural and civic attractions come together for all to enjoy. The success of Town Square has spurred new developments around the area, as shown… Read more »

Tue Mar 11, 2014

The Crest Congratulations to The Crest sculpture at Galvez Plaza! The Crest has been recognized as one of the best construction projects in America by the Association of General Contractors (AGC). Arrighi Contractors has also been honored by the Association of Building Contractors (ABC) for their recently completed projects downtown, receiving the “Eagle” award for… Read more »

Baton Rouge Coca-Cola will be restoring the iconic sign located on the corner of Third Street and Florida Street.  The porcelain sign is one of three remaining remnants of the marketing strategy the company  implemented after World War II.  Estimated restoration time is 5-6 weeks and is in conjunction with the building’s construction work to… Read more »

The Diversity of Development on Third Street With recent announcements of new developments on and adjacent to Third Street, some eleven different private investments are completely reshaping this historic street. Third Street offers a diverse mix of residential, restaurants, reception halls, bars/live music venues, a planned hotel, and support services such as a grocery store… Read more »

Wed Feb 19, 2014

Construction has started on The Creative Bloc, an 11,500 square feet, collaborative workspace located on the corner of N. Eighth & Main Streets in Downtown Baton Rouge. Visual media and creative professionals will be able to lease space at The Creative Bloc for various durations including hourly, monthly, or annually.  The Creative Bloc is comprised… Read more »

Tue Dec 17, 2013

The end of 2013 has brought one of the biggest announcements of the year, The Water Campus.  Located on and around the old Municipal Dock near the Interstate 10 bridge and on the Riverfront, the campus will stretch east to Nicholson Drive. The Water Campus will be the economic and cultural southern anchor of downtown,… Read more »

Tue Dec 10, 2013

Recent development in Downtown Baton Rouge has strengthened its position as a vibrant 24 hour community where people want to live, work, and play. This development, coupled with downtown’s current stability and predictability, have influenced the Matherne family’s decision to open a 15,000 square-foot full service supermarket on the first floor of the former Capital… Read more »

Thu Nov 07, 2013

EPA DOWNTOWN GREENWAY Last fall, Baton Rouge was one of five cities selected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Greening America’s Capital’s Program to receive assistance in developing a community-driven vision for the 2.75 Downtown Greenway, linking inner city residential neighborhoods and LSU to parks, businesses, and cultural attractions. Through this EPA program, Spackman Mossop… Read more »

DDD CAPTURES TWO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS- IDA 2013
Wed Oct 09, 2013

DDD recognized for its Leadership & Management and Public Spaces During its World Congress & 59th Annual Conference, the International Downtown Association recognized the Baton Rouge Downtown Development District with two Downtown Merit Awards for its excellence in Downtown Leadership and Management and initiatives related to Repentance Park. Leadership and Management Baton Rouge’s Downtown Development… Read more »