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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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    FuturEBR

    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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    FuturEBR

    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.
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    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.
  15. Interesting back and forth between Diva and Phil in the comments section. The Next Chapter The narrow aisles of the River Center branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System are just wide enough that two people can awkwardly pass one another while perusing books. The small bathrooms with damaged cabinets are just barely compliant with American Disabilities Act requirements. A sign hangs on one of the doors reminding some needier patrons that “bathing, shaving and washing clothes are not permitted in library restrooms.” A ride in the squeaky, old elevator takes a little
  16. University to increase energy efficiency The state of Louisiana has received about $75 million in the form of an Energy Reduction Grant, with $25 million being set aside for higher education. The University will soon be awarded the money from the state.Pitre said Facility Services is planning to complete eight projects around campus that will improve the University’s energy efficiency and save money. The most expensive project — which costs about $1 million — will have to do with insulation on pipes that have failed or fallen apart in the utility tunnels that run underground a
  17. Anyone else notice how they decided to resurface Nicholson two weeks before the first football game? I don't know what they're thinking.
  18. Nice article from the Business Report about all the activity along Nicholson Drive. I didn't know they were removing the sewage treatment facility in this area. Boulevard of dreams Thousands of visitors to the city each year head straight to LSU, whether to the admissions office or a sports venue. Often, their first impression once crossing the Interstate 10 Mississippi River Bridge is Nicholson Drive, an oak-shaded boulevard lined with 1950s-era ranch homes and intermittent, shabby, concrete buildings. But that lackluster gateway now is among the hottest properties in
  19. I noticed that curb yesterday (I'm assuming it's the one in front of Chase Bank). I thought that was a really bad move too. Why go to all that trouble and then leave one curb without a handicap ramp? Not sure how I feel about the bricks. It's funny that they didn't use them everywhere. It makes the job look half finished. The Acadian-Perkins Plaza has a great opportunity to revamp that property. I'm starting to sound really pessimistic, but I don't think they take advantage of it. All I keep hearing is how The Caterie and the liquor store are moving into the old CVS and AT&T is
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    Northgate

    I'll never look at that building the same way when I drive by at night.
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    Northgate

    That was fast. College Row Northgate Center set to open Aug. 10 Students returning to campus in the fall will find a new site on the corner of State Street and Highland Road. College Row Northgate is a new shopping center constructed behind Smoothie King. Chris Beall, project manager with Block Construction, said there will be a PJ’s Coffee, Pita Pit, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, a Chinese restaurant, CVS Pharmacy and a recent addition, Buffalo Wild Wings. http://www.lsureveille.com/news/college-row-northgate-center-set-to-open-aug-10-1.2282895
  22. Heard this story on NPR today about universal design. Thought it was interesting. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128778558
  23. I appreciate the honesty from this developer saying it'll be 3-5 years before anything else happens with this property. Preis on the other hand...
  24. This bothers me every time I go in there.
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