Fri Jul 10, 2015

The IBM building downtown at the corner of Lafayette and North streets has officially opened and now hosts IBM’s Client Innovation Center in Baton Rouge. The nine-story building is the newest addition to the Baton Rouge skyline with more than 200 employees currently working in the building, and an additional 600 employees expected by 2016…. Read more »

Thu Jun 18, 2015

The Center for River Studies, the first component of the Water Campus to be implemented near the Municipal Dock and the I-110 bridge, reflects the riverfront vision created in our master plans and will become the economic, educational, and cultural southern anchor of downtown. Downtown congratulates and thanks the partners involved in this collaborative project… Read more »

Wed Feb 25, 2015

The downtown Two-Way project, a recommendation from Plan Baton Rouge I & II will convert the one-way streets of St. Louis Street (Nicholson Drive to the South) and St. Ferdinand Street (Highland Road to the South/ 4th Street to the North) to two-way streets that will provide a better connection from LSU’s Campus to Downtown…. Read more »

Sun Feb 08, 2015

Matherne’s Market at 440 on Third, a full-service supermarket located in the heart of downtown, is scheduled to officially open and be fully stocked on January 22nd with limited services and goods now available. Matherne’s Market at 440 on Third is located on the bottom floor of a mixed -use development formerly known as the… Read more »

Wed Jan 28, 2015

“for Jackson, Mississippi it (DDD) means the new gold standard when comparing downtown development.” – The Jackson, MS Clarion-Ledger. Download our Development Update yearbook which contains many new exciting projects currently under construction or planning.   2014 DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

Fri Jan 23, 2015

Baton Rouge business community leaders welcome USAgencies to the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, LA., and Plano, TX: January 20th, 2015 – USAgencies, a leading provider of low cost auto insurance, has moved their operations center to 440 Third Street. One milestone of this relocation is that this landmark building now bears the proud moniker… Read more »

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 »

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Representatives from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Commercial Properties Realty Trust, the Baton Rouge Metro Council, the Downtown Development District, and the Mayor’s Office gathered today to break ground and officially begin construction of the new Onyx Residences. Located in the heart of the Art & Entertainment District at the corner of Third and Convention… Read more »

Tue Mar 11, 2014

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 »

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 »