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  1. The Water Campus

    Baton Rouge opens international water research hub Baton Rouge will be a hub for water research on the Louisiana coast and worldwide from Texas to the Vietnam's Mekong Delta, authorities said Tuesday before opening the Center for Coastal and Deltaic Solutions on the Water Campus. The 34,000-square-foot building sits on the Mississippi River just south of downtown by the old Municipal Dock. http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/environment/article_60184940-df67-11e7-adf6-07debb728ea9.html
  2. New Hotels

    They still make 2 story hotels?? The glut of new hotel rooms in this city is pretty impressive. 4-floor (119 room) Tru by Hilton in Citi Place construction has been moving quickly There are plenty of hotels on Siegen Lane North of I-10 now. The new Home 2 Suites by Hilton looks pretty cool BTW...Congrats Dan on your 4,000th Post..appreciate all the contributions!
  3. Cajun,

    Thanks for dropping by.....know you post in burst trying to catch up....just making sure you didn't miss  some pics i posted  of Lofts at 6 C in Plan BR Thread back on Nov 21st

    Back in October  you told Antrell it was worthless w/o pics lol

  4. Baton Rouge Coffee House

    Thought this was a cool video...showed this during the Louisiana HS Football Championship earlier tonight (actually 8 months old)
  5. Louisiana Weather

    Today's Winter Storm packed a burst of Top 5 All Time Snow for the Capital Region!! BR Area reports 3 - 4" inches of Snow exceeding earlier predictions! Also surprising that Duration of the Event was at least Seven to Eight Hours long! Kentwood lead the way with the Most Snow near the MS/LA State line reported 6.5" of Snow! http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/multimedia/photos/collection_37c0ee62-dc8c-11e7-b576-fb8dfcd8758a.html#1 Newsmaker of the Week: Baton Rouge gets a rare snow day https://www.businessreport.com/article/newsmaker-week-baton-rouge-gets-rare-snow-day
  6. Louisiana Weather

    Been awhile for this Weather thread...What better way to re-activate it! Winter Weather Advisory in effect Tonight thru Noon Friday...Snow/Sleet mix..Generally "Less than Inch" in BR Area...up near LA/MS Line toward Kentwood/Hattiesburg 2-3" inches??
  7. Plan Baton Rouge

    DDD Commission Meeting December 12, 2017, 8:00 a.m. Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center - Heidelberg Ballroom, 201 Lafayette Street AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Declare Quorum 3. Approve Agenda 4. Approve November 14th, 2017 Minutes 5. Board Action • Nominating Committee 6. Governmental Issues 7. Update from Previous Board Meeting 8. Development Initiatives • Developments Underway • DDD 30th Anniversary • BRAC Center for Economic Development • Water Campus • Spencer Calahan Offices • River Center Update • City Hall Plaza • North Boulevard Lighting Upgrades • Desoto Park • Town Square Phase II • Riverfront Wayfinding Signage • Downtown Maintenance Committee 9. Events • Prayer During Advent FUMC - December 12, 19 • Cocktail Class at Magpie Downtown - December 13 • Kid's Orchestra Winter 2017 - December 14 • Baton Rouge Arts Market - December 16 • First Presbyterian Live Nativity / FUMC Christmas Concert - December 17 • Red Stick Revelry - December 31 • Geaux Downtown BR's Holiday Giveaway - Through 31 • Manship Theatre/ LSU MOA • Old State Capitol • River Center Events • LASM • USS KIDD 10. Strategic Plan • Plan Baton Rouge II 11. Ongoing Projects • CPEX • BREADA • DBA 12. Correspondence 13. Public Comment
  8. Plan Baton Rouge

    A MESSAGE FROM THE DDD Development Update Riverfront upgrades, New Signage and More! As 2017 is coming to a close, we take a look at a few recent happenings, as well as things to look forward to in 2018. Stay tuned as we will continue remembering 30 years of the DDD into the new year! Last Friday, we celebrated the 2017 Festival of Lights with one of the largest crowds ever to attend this holiday kick-off event. There are still exciting things ahead, so make your holiday plans to attend the many holiday events throughout this month. IMPROVEMENTS TO ARCHITECTURE AND GREENSPACE In 2018, you will see a major revamp to some of the most recognizable places downtown. Improvement are being made to City Hall Plaza, Riverfront Plaza, and River Center Theatre to increase pedestrian circulation and function. RIVERBOAT VISITS TO SOAR IN 2018 The 2018 riverboat schedule was recently released by Visit Baton Rouge, and there are 106 stops planned at our riverfront dock. This is a 25% increase in visits over 2017, as we will welcome an average of 2 boats per week to our great city. Riverfront Plaza and the levee area/dock are the critical first and last impressions for the thousands of visitors from the boats. It is extremely important that they always look first rate. In the spring of 2018, improvements will begin to Riverfront Plaza, and will be complete in the summer of 2018. WATER CAMPUS The landmark building for the Water Campus, the Center for Coastal and Deltaic Solutions will be opening in mid December. The building will feature an interpretive gallery, exhibit areas, offices as-well-as meeting and conference facilities. RAISING CANE'S RIVER CENTER UNVEILS A NEW SIGN In November, the Raising Cane's River Center installed a new state of the art marquee with colored lights that can be seen from the Mississippi River Bridge. The lights can be programmed to different colors, similar to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. NEW SIGNAGE FOR THE DOWNTOWN RIVERFRONT 15 new wayfinding kiosks will appear later this winter on the downtown riverfront. These Kiosks will identify your location on a colored map, and give a description of the area you are in. In addition, new pedestrian directional signs will be installed along River Road. LAW OFFICE BREAKS GROUND The offices of Spencer Calahan have broken ground for a new $11.5 million office building at the southern end of downtown. The location is visible from the Mississippi River Bridge. Toolkit >> DDD 30 yEars >>
  9. Hey Antrell...

    Just a head's up..took a few construction pics of Lofts @6 C....Mariott ..Library & Belvedere at IBM a few weeks ago....

    1. Antrell Williams

      Antrell Williams

      I'm confused.  What's the head's up for?

  10. Baton Rouge Single Family Developments

    Yeah Dan...nice looking development ...too bad it's just one row along Jefferson Hwy. Wondered if the rest of the property would remain open green space...interesting names in the enclave..Sculptor Court; Craftsman Street & Artist Street Think this is the original Site plan?
  11. Roundabouts/Traffic Circles?

    Confusing? Interesting? Roundabout on Walker South at I-12 getting mixed reviews...some say it's worse; some say it flows better; some wait-n-see Roundabout for Westbound off ramp (to the North) is under construction; Eden Church Rd at Florida(Hwy 190) is complete http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/communities/livingston_tangipahoa/article_6d52d828-d611-11e7-9582-8f8dcc4fe95f.html not sure what's up with Off Ramp (left) headed South
  12. Plan Baton Rouge

    Once a hard-edged design trend, brutalist and modernist architecture downtown is getting a more inviting revamp https://www.225batonrouge.com/our-city/hard-edged-design-trend-brutalist-modernist-architecture-downtown-getting-inviting-revamp Riverfront Plaza This multilevel plaza, with its winding water feature, will be enhanced with new lighting, landscaping and a sound system for its little-used amphitheater. The $450,000 project should be complete by summer 2018, says Downtown Development’s Davis Rhorer. River Center Theatre The midcentury-style interior dating back to its 1977 opening will be transformed, including new seating and VIP boxes. The lobby will get an expansion with a floor-to-ceiling glass exterior, metal panels and modern signage. The city-parish owns the theater, and its $18 million renovation should begin in mid-2018, according to news reports. City Hall Plaza The former grotto-like space with multiple stepped entries is getting flattened out into a wide lawn. While attendees of downtown festivals are accustomed to seeing performances on the Galvez stage from the Town Square side, the revamp will provide three times the amount of space for attendees on the other side, Rhorer says. The project—at the price of $3.9 million, according to initial reports—should be completed in January. Chase South Tower
  13. North Boulevard Town Square

    A MESSAGE FROM THE DDD winter wonderland ice skating, sledding, Lights! Come and experience the magic of the Festival of Lights' Winter Wonderland! A big attraction at the Winter Wonderland is that kids can sled on 10 tons of real snow down the Repentance Park hill! Other popular attractions include walking down the illuminated North Boulevard, and St. Philip Street Promenade, and ice skating at the River Center First Floor Plaza (Our very own Rockefeller Center Rink)... Join us this Friday, December 1st in North Boulevard Town Square for Baton Rouge's Oldest Holiday Tradition! Sledding down 10 tons of real snow @ Repentance Park Ice Skating @ River Center First Floor Plaza Check out the Schedule of Events link below for the Festival of Lights activity schedule and a list of other downtown events to experience during the holidays! *FREE Parking will be available inside the River Center Garages. schedule of events > Add to Calendar > accommodations > festival video >
  14. North Boulevard Town Square

    A MESSAGE FROM THE DDD festival of lights Friday, december 1st, 4PM-9PM Experience the magic of Baton Rouge's oldest holiday tradition, Festival of Lights, with the lighting of the 35-foot Christmas Tree and fireworks at North Boulevard Town Square. This family friendly festival begins at 4PM and includes a variety of activities for the entire family. Festival of Lights Activities: Tree Lighting and Fireworks Live Music by Soul Jukeboxx and Ned Fasullo Holiday Performances by area School Groups Ice Skating Sledding on 10 tons of real snow Interact with Face Painters, a Balloon Artist, Stilt Walkers Artist Village (Santa's Gift Shop) *FREE Parking will be available inside the River Center Garages. Several other holiday events and activities are happening all season long, including on the evening of the Festival of Lights. Check out the links below for a full event schedule for the Festival of Lights and Downtown during the holidays! Schedule of events > save the date > Accommodations > festival video >
  15. The IBM Block

    Finishing up the Belvedere luxury town homes on the side of 525 Lafayette at the IBM Block https://downtownbatonrouge.org/projects/belvedere-townhomes/