PROJECTS
DOWNTOWN ESSENTIALS
Tue Sep 24, 2013

Downtown Baton Rouge is rapidly developing; major recommendations of our community-driven master plans that provide for and support a vibrant city environment continue to be realized. New developments and essential services such as Downtown Grocery, Prescriptions to Geaux, IBM development, and Repentance Park play a prominent role in helping make this truly a renaissance period… Read more »

MEGABUS
Thu Sep 05, 2013

Megabus.com adds three daily arrivals/departures to/from Baton Rouge • Service begins September 9 • Tickets from $1 can be purchased on megabus.com today • Travel Baton Rouge to Houston in less than five hours/New Orleans in less than two hours NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 4, 2013) – Megabus.com, the popular city-to-city, express bus company with… Read more »

Tue Sep 03, 2013

The $949,495 stage canopy structure,“The Crest” is a joint effort comprised of Trahan Architects, Arrighi Construction, the Downtown Development District, and the Mayor’s Office/City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge. As part of the Riverfront Master Plan, Plan Baton Rouge II, and North Boulevard Town Square, a special-event stage was created to provide a… Read more »

Thu Aug 08, 2013

With the recent approval by the City Parish Administration and Metropolitan Council, a new riverfront access point at Florida Street and River Road will soon provide a fully accessible pedestrian and bicycle access to the Mississippi Riverfront and Levee Path. Located at the junction of River Road and Florida Street, the Florida Street Riverfront Access… Read more »

LIBRARY SCHEMATIC DESIGN RELEASED
Fri Jul 19, 2013

The EBR Library Board of Control approved the River Center Library schematic designs presented by WHLC Architects & Schwartz Silver Architects at yesterday’s board meeting. This library is the centerpiece of North Boulevard Town Square – where our City’s civic and cultural attractions come together. Schematic Design Images Design and Construction

2013 Development Mid-Year Update
Fri Jul 12, 2013

Baton Rouge  has celebrated a remarkable transformation in recent years, and it continues to gain momentum! The DDD is releasing the 2013 Development Update which is an update to the 2012 Pages of Progress that was released late last year. The updated development document celebrates the some 50 young entrepreneurs that are investing in downtown… Read more »

NOW OPEN 2013
Tue May 28, 2013

Downtown Baton Rouge has celebrated four remarkable grand openings within the past two months introducing new public greenspaces, visitor accommodations, and residential amenities. Continued private and public developments, as well as, new businesses owned by young entrepreneurs are bringing more conveniences downtown than ever before—accelerating the fulfillment of the long-term vision for the city’s center…. Read more »

Thu Apr 25, 2013

North Boulevard Town Square is a spectacular greenspace development that has transformed the disjointed area between North Boulevard and River Road into a lively downtown center where the city’s cultural and civic attractions come together for all to enjoy. Since its completion, one year ago, Town Square has hosted over 150 events including festivals, press… Read more »

Mon Apr 01, 2013

Mayor-President Holden and City officials will officially cut the ribbon on this important park for our City. Simultaneous with the ribbon cutting will be a ceremonious toss of the new Frisbees and various sport balls available in the park for public use and the Picnic in the Park immediately following. As a Riverfront Master Plan… Read more »

Wed Mar 27, 2013

Governor Bobby Jindal’s announcement of IBM locating offices in downtown Baton Rouge, providing over 800 new jobs within the capital region, is testament to the quality master plans created to spur investments downtown. Davis Rhorer describes the strong principals of both Plan Baton Rouge I and Plan Baton Rouge II as, “a series of building… Read more »

Tue Mar 19, 2013

Diversity of Development on 3rd Street These days downtown Baton Rouge is much more than a “field of dreams.” New retailers and developments along Third Street are bringing more residents downtown than ever before-fulfilling a long-term vision for the city’s center that’s been in the works for more than two decades. Featuring many of the… Read more »

Thu Mar 14, 2013

Downtown Baton Rouge workers and residents can now fill prescriptions without driving to another part of town, with the opening of Prescriptions to Geaux on Friday. Civic leaders at a ribbon-cutting ceremony said the opening of a pharmacy is an important step in making downtown an attractive place for people to live. A pharmacy was… Read more »