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  1. That's a really interesting housing development for Baton Rouge. Could spur development at the empty lot on the corner of Napoleon and America too.
  2. I'm actually back home in Ocean Springs, MS. I've been here for a year, but I'll be leaving this fall to study urban planning at VCU. Really looking forward to being back on the east coast and getting to study something I've been interested in for awhile now! Found this pdf on LSU's website that explains the current Easy Streets plans a little better. http://sustainability.lsu.edu/files/item29525.pdf The quality isn't great, but you can see that they plan to keep two lanes for vehicles on Tower Drive from S. Campus to Raphael Semmes. So the faculty parking lots won't be cut off. Wonder wha
  3. I wanted to start a discussion about roundabouts on LSU's campus, but figured it made more sense to post it here than in the roundabouts thread since the link has a lot of LSU-related projects in it. I came across a thread on tigerdroppings.com that discusses current and future construction projects on campus. The second post mentions adding roundabouts at Dalrymple and W Lakeshore, and at S. Stadium and S. Campus. Those seem like great locations. I really hope the university has plans to add a roundabout at S. Campus and Field House Dr. That intersection is way more confusing than it need
  4. Noticed this in the Property of the Week section of Real Estate Weekly today. I had no idea there were plans to replace the Lobdell fire station. Hopefully, after they tear down the fire station at 545 Lobdell, they redesign the Lobdell/Government/Independence intersection so it isn't so confusing. On a side note, does anyone know if they plan on replacing all of the fire stations in Baton Rouge? Sure seems like it. "Progress continues at 150 S. Wooddale Blvd. on the $2.3 million, 8,400-square-foot Wooddale Boulevard Fire Station No. 8. The new station, which broke ground in February, wi
  5. I think it would be smart for Taco Cabana to move into the Baton Rouge market
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    I was referring to someone's comment on the Advocate's website. They said a better idea would be turning the two center lanes of Government into turning lanes.
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    The comments from that story are rather telling. This is what we're up against; people who want to turn the middle two lanes of Government into turning lanes.
  8. Just found out that "Sprawling From Grace: The Consequences of Suburbanization" will air on CNBC April 20. I'll definitely be recording this as it's been on my list of films to see for some time. Here's a link to the press release. Anyone seen this already?
  9. This isn't a Baton Rouge pic, but I figured I'd share anyway. It does have a bit of a Baton Rouge flare. I moved to Connecticut last week and took this photo of my girlfriend's car today.
  10. nquint1

    Rouzan TND

    The retail sections are interesting. I guess the city will lease those spaces to coffee shops and cafes. I wonder if Rouzan is making any money off of that?
  11. I thought the rendering for River Road looked much better than previous renderings I've seen. The green space will look great in front of the LASM as opposed to adding a tree-lined median. Repentance Park will be much more connected to City Hall and the new town square. I think that's a big problem with this park. I spend more time looking at it than walking through it. I still have problems with its design, but this is a step in the right direction. The shade structure on the river looks a little funny to me. I think something better could be done with this area, but I don't have a
  12. Nice slide show by the DDD that shows some of this year's and next year's developments. You can kind of get an idea as to what's happening to repentance park. http://www.passionforprogress.com/assets/2010_DDD_Project_Recap_2.pdf
  13. Video shows a rendering of the 438 Main St development. Wonder if the brownstones will ever be built behind this place? http://www.wbrz.com/player/?video_id=4314&categories=58
  14. Wow, that's ridiculous. Who even says "your kind"? It's sad that people still act this way. It's straight up racism.
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