The newly refashioned East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority has a lot going on. Within the coming weeks, the agency will have hired three new staffers, received its first $250,000 round of funding from the city-parish, relocated to another downtown space and kicked off an ambitious new transit-oriented redevelopment project along Plank Road.
Civic / Public Space
After nearly closing Park Elementary a year ago, the East Baton Rouge School Board is moving forward with a tear-down and rebuild employing a design for a “21st century school.”
Government Street has finally started to cut its calories. Contractors started work earlier this month on the long-awaited and much-postponed “road diet” for a 4.2-mile stretch of the road that runs through Baton Rouge’s urban core. While new restaurants and local retail stores have popped up along Government in recent years, high-speed traffic has remained […]
The St. Vincent de Paul homeless shelter in Baton Rouge is receiving $1 million in flood recovery funds to build a new 36-bed expansion, the mayor’s office announced Monday.
The head of the Downtown Development District wants to turn a 20-acre site across River Road from the Pentagon Barracks into a park, with trails and fishing ponds. Since 1990, there has been discussion about developing the state-owned land, with plans to build boardwalks on the site.
The city-parish is moving forward with the planned $18.1 million makeover of the Raising Cane’s River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts in what’s being billed as the first major renovation of the roughly 2,000-seat theater since it was built in 1977.
The head of the Capital Area Transit System expects to spend more than $1 million on a new transit hub in north Baton Rouge as part of a broader effort to turn around a bus system that has been in the “doldrums” for more than a decade.
Planning is underway for a makeover of the downtown Riverfront Plaza, the recreational space along the levee directly across from the Raising Cane’s River Center.
Spain Street Park in Mid City is getting a revamp, and the chief designers behind it? The surrounding Fuqua neighborhood residents.
The drumming of jackhammers, beeping of cranes and clanking of bulldozers have become the daily soundtrack along St. Louis Street downtown, where yet another building has joined the growing mix of those being torn down or built up.