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 »

Thu Jan 29, 2015

East Baton Rouge City-Parish has been awarded a grant from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program to receive technical assistance in the pursuit of a Bike Share development strategy. EPA staff and experts will visit Baton Rouge and meet with area stakeholders during a two day workshop that focuses… 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

Mon Oct 13, 2014

Windsor Aughtry Company, Inc. of Greenville, S.C., announced today that they will develop an approximately 85,000 square foot , eight-story, 147-room Courtyard Marriott Hotel at the epicenter of Downtown’s Third Street Corridor, 260 Third Street.  This $20 million investment marks the Marriott’s entrance into the downtown market, locating a Courtyard Marriott Hotel along the Historic… Read more »

Wed Jun 11, 2014

Downtown Greenway at BREC’s Expressway Park Construction has begun on the Downtown Greenway at BREC’s 40 acre Expressway Park. This collaborative project between the Downtown Development District/City Parish and BREC was made possible by the FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana administered by the Office of State Parks/Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism. The project… 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 »

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 »

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 »