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 »

Thu Dec 27, 2012

  Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches Now Open Downtown @ 201 Third Street! We are pleased to announce the opening of Jimmy John’s located in the Downtown Third Street Parking Garage. Downtown Jimmy John’s offers fresh sandwiches, fast service and delivery, and upstairs seating. Jimmy John’s definition of fresh is worlds apart from everyone else’s. Bread… Read more »

Tue Dec 18, 2012

438 Main Street Apartments Complete Now Accepting Tenant Applications Downtown is quickly becoming one of the most desirable places to live in Baton Rouge. With quality schools, exciting entertainment options and unparalleled cultural amenities all within walking distance, more and more people are starting to realize that downtown is the perfect place to live. 438… Read more »

Thu Dec 06, 2012

Convention Street Park Situated on a three-quarter acre lot downtown, Convention Street Park is part of the Seventh Street Corridor which emerged from the Plan Baton Rouge initiative as the ideal pedestrian corridor connecting the Spanish Town and Beauregard Town neighborhoods. This BREC park includes a perennial garden, pergola with tables and chairs, educational and… Read more »

Thu Nov 29, 2012

11/29/2012 Design Resource Center Downtown Development District Offices The Design Resource Center is 600 sq. ft. utilitarian flex-space located at 247 Florida Street inside the new Downtown Development District Offices. The functions incorporated within the resource center are information, presentations, workstations, and exhibitions. Lectures, monthly meetings, and student presentations held within the space will require… Read more »

Mon Sep 24, 2012

North Boulevard Town Square Receives National Award 2012 International Downtown Association Conference (Minneapolis, MN. September 22, 2012)-During its most recent annual conference, the International Downtown Association recognized the Baton Rouge Downtown Development District with a Downtown Merit Award for its work and initiatives related to North Boulevard Town Square. The North Boulevard Town Square was… Read more »

Wed Sep 12, 2012

9/12/2012 Downtown Investment Escalates Corroborating the Economic Viability of Baton Rouge’s Downtown Yesterday’s Downtown Development District Board Meeting at the City Club revealed many innovative projects and partnerships recently initiated, corroborating the economic viability of Baton Rouge’s Downtown. The Downtown has received a remarkable amount of public and private investment over the years. These investments… Read more »

Thu Aug 16, 2012

As an implementation item of Plan Baton Rouge II, it was recommended that the downtown attract more residents to the downtown area. In order to attract more residents, the daily amenities that people need must be available and convenient. The downtown has been lacking two essential venues that would provide downtown workers and residents these… Read more »

Mon Aug 13, 2012

Downtown Greenway Grant Awarded Mayor President Kip Holden announces the 2012 Transportation, Community and System Preservation Program (TCSP) Grant Awarded to Downtown Greenway Project at DDD Commission meeting today. The Downtown Greenway, a functional green network of pedestrian and bicycle paths, has just been awarded $1,144,547 million in Transportation, Community and System Preservation Program (TCSP)… Read more »

Thu Aug 02, 2012

Downtown Commerce Building Under New Ownership 5thfloor Company (, a New Orleans-based firm led by TJ Larocci on behalf of a group of private investors, has acquired the 8-story, 180,000 square foot, Commerce Building located on the corner of Laurel and Third Street in downtown Baton Rouge. Built in the early 1950s, the structure has… Read more »