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  1. https://www.aera.net/Newsroom/Study-School-District-Secessions-in-the-South-Have-Deepened-Racial-Segregation-between-School-Systems
  2. Very subjective response! You ignore the facts I presented to your unsubstantiated opinion that the new MSY would increase demand at BTR, due to a perceived lack of planning, and instead focus on population centers to justify construction of a new airport for the BR Metro. Nice try! Good to see you haven't changed in all these years.
  3. I disagree. The existing terminal has 5,673 parking spaces on site. The new terminal will have 5,600 parking spaces on site and 2,400 economy spaces located at the old terminal. On-site parking will remain the same with a net increase of 2,400 parking spaces available on airport property. Accessing the terminal will be easier than it currently is for drivers from Baton Rouge. Drivers will exit Loyola, proceed one block and then enter the new airport access road. It's no secret accessing the current airport access road from Baton Rouge is a cluster and confusing. The center of population for the BR metro is south of the city. For those people, driving to MSY is often easier than fighting Baton Rouge I-10 traffic attempting to get to BTR.
  4. Center piece of a mixed-use development....single-use suburban building... I thought LSU had finally figured it out, I guess not.
  5. I think you're asking all the right questions, Mr. Bernham, and perhaps you'll find your answer soon enough.
  6. Google Maps content is managed by local users and I am pretty sure many of us have contributed. The city limits did change, however they are not accurate, nor were they previously accurate, so I would image someone is trolling the St. George promoters.
  7. Its refreshing to see a group, Be Fair BR, rally support for a cause the majority of the city supports. It will be interesting to see what cause they promote next, is this a reincarnation of the now defunct organization "Progress Is?" The ordinance is needed to protect individuals from demeaning statements such as, "...since indulging in sexual desires is now portrayed to be a vital necessity..."
  8. I think y'all meant to say corporations. haha
  9. Rent in Towne Center is through the roof. Also, Aristocracy is a destination store, their customer base will follow them where ever they are located and Towne Center does't provide much foot traffic outside their stores.
  10. ...and at the end of this silly thread, Baton Rouge still has traffic. Traffic caused by people who don't want anyone cutting thru their subdivision who doesn't live there, which forces every resident in the neighborhood, and other parts of the city to only use a handful of major arteries to get around town. I've already stated, i get it, if i wanted to live in a quite subdivision, I wouldnt want cars cutting thru my neighborhood either, but people need to understand that subdivisions with confusing layouts and few exit points CREATE traffic.
  11. You know what happens when you assume...
  12. ...and after all of this, you still haven't explained why you think the subdivisions along Perkins aren't an example of poor planning. I AM DYING TO KNOW! lawls
  13. Well, I would have preferred to say, "Normally when someone states their disagreement on a topic, they follow it with a rebuttal," but you aren't here to have discussions, you're here to leave one liners without actually addressing the topic... So I believed "lolz" would be a more appropriate response and judging by your reply, I would think it was. ^lolz
  14. "They all tie into Perkins" I would completely agree that there are far better examples for "vulgar" single-entrance subdivisions....however all the subdivisions along that stretch are a systemic example of poor planning.
  15. Okay, you've got me.... More single entrance subdivisions will reduce traffic. FACT.
  16. "Yes, its the neighborhood's fault" Its every subdivisions fault has a single entrance or discourages connectivity with confusing street layouts. Yes. However, suburban development is less desirable when there is connectivity. When the only purpose of a road is to drive from point A to B as quickly as possible, why would you want someone cutting through your subdivision on the way to some strip mall? I wouldn't... (but I would also never live in a subdivision, just saying I get your point) And the Perkins Connector may relive congestion along Bluebonnet but congestion along Perkins will remain, as its the only option for people to enter their subdivisions whether they use the connector road to avoid Bluebonnet or not.
  17. ^Which creates more traffic, yet said residents complain about traffic along Perkins & Bluebonnet. Can't have your cake and...
  18. They would most likely only toll 10-12 through the city, if they loop were built as a free alternative. It would be the most effective means at reducing traffic congestion within the city and increasing use of the toll roads (which always add miles and time to ones trip). I am not saying it would ever happen in BR, but it is an idea being thrown around other cities that built billion dollar toll roads only for them NOT to alleviate traffic.
  19. Allowing Interstates to be tolled would most likely lead to 10-12 being tolled through the city while the loop would remain free of tolls. Tolls are best when used as a means to control (discourage or promote) use on certain roads, not as a means to pay for them. Austin is considering a similar proposal right now, their new toll roads haven't met projected vehicle counts and may default on their bonds. However I-35 through downtown remains congested, tolling I-35 and making the current toll roads free, to alleviate congestion, is the current proposal floating around Austin to solve their traffic woes.
  20. It's going to be nice, the only thing that concerns me is the phasing of the project. First impressions count, and sometimes you need the full impact of the development to sustain the viability of it. Unfortunately with project phasing, the first impression can be underwhelming and likelihood of future phases starts to wane with the lack of public interest with the first phase. However, because the state is so heavily involved with the project, it makes the success of it more likely, but at the same time is more susceptible to changing political landscapes. Time will tell...
  21. ^sounds good in principle...until other states also slash taxes and the effective corporate tax rate through states across the country becomes almost zero. At that point, who wins? Definitely not Louisiana, once other states have matched our low corporate taxes, other factors such as quality of life, education, social mobility and crime will become the biggest factor in locating a companies workforce so they may provide their employees with the best environment to recruit the best talent. Louisiana ranks poorly in categories affecting quality of life and education, etc. and surely those companies won't stick around.
  22. That's why you see joint venture arrangements. It allows an out of state firm to be considered for a job they may not have been and allows an instate firm to beef up their credentials. Which is why Perkins + Will is designing the project while the local firm Coleman Partners is doing project management.
  23. (And apparently I can't link URL's either...) Centennial Olympic Park was a public project created with the intention of spurring private development. While were discussing parks, Central Park was created for the same reason, spur private investment by raising property values on underutilized property adjacent to the proposed park.
  24. (I wish UP would let me quote posts or at least cut and paste them...I am using IE11, anyone else have this problem?) In response to your post Garrett, the private sector can do it quicker and cheaper, however occasionally it does take an investment from the Government to generate favorable market conditions and buzz. The Shaw Center and Hilton TIFF, TIFF that was correctly used to redevelop an impoverished area (not these BS tiff's used to build shopping centers in BFE), renewed two blocks of downtown and generated private investment near it that would have otherwise never occurred. The private investment those projects generated, as well as recent generational shifts that prefer urban areas, downtown and the surrounding areas will be a hot bed of activity for decades to come.
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