Fri Jul 20, 2018

As the Downtown Development District celebrates our 30-year anniversary, we extend great thanks to the community for their support of our mission and initiatives, enabling Downtown Baton Rouge to grow and develop into an exceptional place.  As we look forward to continued growth and development in 2018, public and private investment remains at remarkable levels;… Read more »

Fri Jun 23, 2017

Here is a quick look at some of the new developments and new construction taking place Downtown! Downtown areas in Planning / Under Construction: Water Campus River Center Theatre Improvements City Hall Plaza Renovations River Center Library North Boulevard Town Square Phase II Downtown Greenway Courtyard by Marriott Elysian II Elias Belvedere Townhomes River Road/ Riverfront… Read more »

Tue Apr 04, 2017

Windsor Aughtry Company, Inc. of Greenville, S.C., announced in the fall of 2014 the development of an approximately 85,000 square-foot, eight-story, 135-room Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at the epicenter of Downtown’s Third Street Corridor, 260 Third Street.  The Downtown Courtyard by Marriott’s specific Third Street location pays homage to the Hotel Istrouma, Baton Rouge’s first… Read more »

Tue Feb 14, 2017

DR. SCOTT SICARD Sicard Downtown Dentistry, LLC is downtown’s newest dentistry! The office is located in Downtown Healthcare and Wellness clinic at 307 Third Street. Dr. Francis Scott Sicard specializes in family dentistry, oral surgery, and dental implants. He has begun treating patients on Fridays and he is offering free cleanings, exams, and xrays to… Read more »

Wed Jan 25, 2017

John O. Hearin, a local developer owning several downtown properties and parking lots, introduced the 142-unit apartment complex vision to the downtown community early in 2016.  The Lofts @ 6C, located on Sixth Street between Florida and Convention Street, and adjacent to Convention St. Park, will be a six-story building with one and two bedroom… Read more »

Thu Dec 15, 2016

TramLinkBR is the proposed modern streetcar system linking downtown Baton Rouge with the LSU Campus and serving the neighborhoods and businesses between them. The modern streetcar will provide a new mode of urban mobility, facilitate economic development and strengthen the connectivity between the city’s social, cultural and economic assets. FACT SHEET WEBSITE

Fri Jul 15, 2016

Construction began May 5, 2016  on the North Boulevard section of the Downtown Greenway, a multi-phase 2.75 mile interconnected network of bike/pedestrian pathways connecting Baton Rouge’s public parks and recreational facilities, disjointed communities, and cultural attractions. The North Boulevard phase of the Downtown Greenway is the area on North Boulevard from 5th Street to East Boulevard… Read more »

Fri Jul 01, 2016

Here is a quick look at some of the new developments and new construction taking place Downtown! Downtown areas under construction: Downtown Greenway (North Boulevard from 5th street to 9th St) Road/Sewer Upgrade – South Boulevard at River Road Belvedere Condominiums  – Main St at River Road Watermark Hotel – Third St at Convention Onyx Residences –… Read more »

Wed Oct 21, 2015

One of Baton Rouge’s first skyscrapers was built in 1926 and was originally the home of Louisiana National Bank. It was recently purchased by developer Mike Wampold in the spring of 2014. The 12-story art deco building is located on the corner of convention and Third Street and currently offers over 92,000 square-feet of office… 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 »