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  1. Dantin Bruce pays $4M for 21 acres to be developed into townhome subdivision https://www.businessreport.com/realestate/dantin-bruce-pays-4m-for-21-acres-to-be-developed-into-townhome-subdivision A 21-acre tract of land that will be developed into the 148-unit Cedar Grove Townhomes subdivision has been purchased for $4.02 million, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s office. The site, which sits on the south side of Jefferson Highway west of Baringer Road, was purchased by Dantin Bruce Development. Owner Ross Bruce says the subdivision’s first townhomes should be ready in about 18 months and expects the full build-out to be completed in 36 months. Cedar Grove is planned as a low-density, single-family subdivision with a clubhouse, pool, fitness center, playground, and green space and has been designed around preserving the site’s five legacy live oak trees. The development, whose application states that it is not in a special flood hazard area, was unanimously approved to move forward by the Planning and Zoning Commission during its April meeting. http://hdlegisuite.brgov.com/attachments/2022/S-8-22 PLANS_C55AE824.pdf
  2. Yeah cajun ..then the best route would have been along Sunshine Point(from Hwy 30) w New Bridge just North of Plaquemine near Dow ....it could hook around and parallel LA1 North to New Hwy 415 extension w New Intracoastal waterway Bridge Instead of South Plaquemine ...are truckers going to really By pass BR to go so far out of the way? A New Bridge will be nearly useless if there is not a I-10 Connection from Acesnsion to I-10 WBR
  3. Roundabouts are appearing all over state but do drivers like them? DOTD says signs point to yes https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_11c1395a-36a1-11ed-8142-f344b7e32797.html Since DOTD opened the first modern roundabout at La. 93 and Ridge Road in Lafayette in September 2003, some 174 more have been built and opened in Louisiana, highway officials said. Roundabouts have popped up in Abita Springs, Baton Rouge, Hammond, Homer, Leesville, Monroe, New Orleans, Port Vincent, Rayville, Slidell, Walker and Youngsville. The tally includes any DOTD or local government roundabout that at least partially used federal dollars, Hoyt said, but does not include roundabouts that were entirely funded with local dollars or with private money, such as those inside new neighborhoods and commercial centers. Through state or local initiatives, Ascension, Livingston and East Baton Rouge parishes are planning more. After over a decade of trying, Ascension Parish government earlier this year finished its first roundabout near Prairieville Middle School at La. 930 and Henry Road. The MoveBR road program in Baton Rouge also has at least four roundabouts in the early plans, including one at the chronically congested Old Hammond Highway and South Flannery Road intersection.
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    Something positive in BR BREC named top large park system in the nation https://www.wafb.com/2022/09/20/brec-named-top-large-park-system-nation/
  5. Five developments in flood hazard areas on Planning Commission agenda Joor Place, which covers almost 154 acres and would be 30% in a flood hazard area. A commercial-to-compact-neighborhood land use plan change for almost 20 acres west of O’Neal Lane, which s about 90% in a flood hazard area. A concept plan revision to allow more residential units at The Grove, which is about 70% in a flood hazard area. Autumn Gardens and Winter Gardens, two single-family residential subdivisions that would be entirely in flood hazard areas. https://www.businessreport.com/business/five-developments-in-flood-hazard-areas-on-planning-commission-agenda
  6. The empty spaces continue to fill up (Bluebonnet above) and Siegen Lane too Lancaster buys land for townhome subdivision on Industriplex for $1.96M https://www.businessreport.com/realestate/lancaster-buys-land-for-townhome-subdivision-on-industriplex-for-1-96m An undeveloped, 8.53-acre space on Industriplex Boulevard behind Academy Sports on Siegen Lane has sold to Baton Rouge’s Arthur Lancaster for $1.96 million, according to records filed with the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s office. The tract was purchased by Lancaster from Siegen Plaza Power Center LLC, whose registered agent is Stephen Carville. The Planning and Zoning Commission in June approved a motion for the site to be rezoned for use as a major townhome subdivision with private streets. Lancaster says he was drawn to develop the new gated subdivision because he believes there is a tremendous need in the area for it. It will be named 760 @Industriplex and contain 78 townhouses. Lancaster expects to receive permitting for the construction of 760’s infrastructure in the next 60 days and projects the vertical component of construction to begin in the first quarter of 2023.
  7. Joor Road project might include 584 homes, 120,000 square feet of commercial Large swath of wooded area https://www.businessreport.com/realestate/joor-road-project-might-include-584-homes-120000-square-feet-of-commercial
  8. Guatemalan chain Pollo Campero to expand in Louisiana with 12 new locations, 400 new jobs https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/article_fc003354-2319-11ed-8c22-0343869c9780.html
  9. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Cajun! BR Growth really took off back then! Dad and Grandpa told many stories! Thanks! Every once in a while i will check for some rotation and twist in the clouds...we simply live too close to the Gulf this time of the year with the heat/humidity ; almost like a tropical rain forest! It has rained 10 consecutive days since Aug 19th ...sprinkled lightly this aftrnoon but did not measure in the gauge. Hopefully we will have a Dry Fall for Football season. Actually at the BR Airport it had been a very dry year until late June. Some of these Summer Sunsets "Orange Tint" has been aided by Saharan Dust from Africa making it's way across the tropical Atlantic & Gulf A Thunderhead from 30 miles away (O'Neal/Old Hammond Hwy) A little closer from the Hwy 190 Amite River Bridge
  10. ^^ LOL! Think Ollie's Car wash purchased the property ....? Not 100% sure ...tract of land seems small for that + useless retention pond took some space in the back. Will be sure to keep an eye take a pic and put in the Millerville thread Does BR really need another coffee chain? https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/article_9d085ba2-1995-11ed-9bf2-e74c0da00c4a.html Coffee chain buys Essen Lane site for $1.2 million, could be the 1st of dozens across south Louisiana
  11. Here's how one business owner wants to improve downtown Baton Rouge's retail environment https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/article_5b70ba56-257d-11ed-bcfb-1f5b5060f269.html
  12. Yeah Cajun since June 25th two months ago ( taking all of these pics) i'd say out of " 60 days" it has rained (measurable precip) close to 50 of those! . It has gotten old! Can barely mow grass. Really craving the Sunshine (what little there has been); don't care how hot it is! ...... Even the ground is begging for mercy ; you know that by seeing the Mud turning colors (greenish)! Bet it has rained 15-17" inches ( we got more rain than the airport on East side) If you try hard ...you can see the "Eye" "Snout" & "ear" almost like an animals face Will be sure to include some cool sunsets on the next post
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    The Grove

    Developers of The Grove request adding 100-plus residential units to plans Requested revisions to plans for The Grove call for scaling back commercial elements and allowing for more than 100 additional residential units, Planning Commission documents show. On property near The Grove Avenue and Mall of Louisiana Boulevard, a proposed revision of the planned unit development would adjust the number of high-density residential units from 920 to 1,011. A separate revision to property closest to The Grove Boulevard and Creek Path Drive would add 25 residential units and delete 26,800 square feet of commercial space. https://www.businessreport.com/realestate/developers-request-adding-100-plus-residential-units-to-plans-for-the-grove
  14. Had heard there were water issues in Gunter a while back + a 2 month drought.? Siegen Lane north filling up
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    Mid City

    Developer plans to redevelop former Pearl beer warehouse into studio space Kimble purchased the property at Julia and South 15th streets, which he says dates back to the 1920s, in 2020, and originally intended to build residential units. But they needed rafters and beams in the ceiling to remain exposed to qualify for historic tax credits, which conflicts with the need to put walls between the units, he says. Kimble plans to create a studio space that can be rented for different projects. He says he is working with a tenant who would operate the space and split the revenue. Kimble is a partner in Mid City’s Electric Depot and also is working to redevelop the former site of the Valley House Hotel on Government Street. The Planning and Zoning Commission and the Metro Council would have to approve rezoning the site from residential to general office low rise for the project to move forward as envisioned. https://www.businessreport.com/realestate/developer-plans-to-redevelop-former-pearl-beer-warehouse-into-studio-space
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