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  1. I'm on Google Earth 3-D plenty; Vancouver (skyline hard to beat w mountain back drop) & Seattle on another level; Cool looking from Urban standpoint /stacked/nice land-usage; one on a peninsula the other an isthmus ...Denver has a nice set up.always liked the thick skyline..like what they did with LoDo area/near the small river ...open plains allowed for a nice Loop System...Boulder seems like cool college town with nice set up Downtown / Pearl Street Baton Rouge downtown/LSU/Mid city are having positive moments....but still many gaping holes around BR; sprawling Blue Cross campus is blah....Omaha got theirs right...imagine this nice 10-story Mid-rise along I-10 across from Mall of La.?? Could have saved land for other developments! https://goo.gl/images/HsK4uV Yeah the Metroplex & Houston are like Giant Vacuums...has made me come to terms with BR being a Mid-Tier City
  2. Just curious Antrell...where have you been traveling that has you bummed out abt BR?? I too share in some of that pessimism ...it doesn't help seeing all of the phenomenal growth Austin TX/ UP Threads(not many cities in U.S. are transforming the way they are)....Nashville looking pretty good here too on UP..... I see some positives...but see the negatives too One step forward..two steps back How would y'all like to see the new Ochsner property set up?? Looks like that area will be newly annexed into BR city limits soon
  3. My Computer had been giving me problems on a different site recently....had Re-boot everything...NOW Imageshack photo's gone?? Their site NO LONGER Free? Want you to pay? No thanks...i'll find different way to post pics
  4. My BAD Bayou Capitol City....you said BEHIND Target...it was late...too sleepy...will go check it out Good guess Dan326...don't think small office fits there(Where Sign had said)....a bit surprised a Hotel didn't go up in the I-12/Millerville exit
  5. Seems pretty weird to me...wonder how long they will stay there? Hopefully not for long...not sure what it means.....they going for genderless society? thanks for the head's up Dan EDIT: hmmm.good ole Google...meant to promote diversity..will be there a year long... http://www.wbrz.com/news/sculptures-seen-downtown-meant-to-promote-diversity/
  6. COMING SOON : BATON ROUGE RIVERFRONT PLAZA RENOVATIONS Planning is underway for a makeover of the downtown Riverfront Plaza, the recreational space along the levee directly across from the Raising Cane’s River Center. The renovation will include new decorative and security lighting, landscaping and the installation of a sound system for the small, underutilized amphitheater in the plaza. “The vision is to create another attraction on the river, like we have at the LASM and the U.S.S. Kidd,” says Downtown Development District Executive Director Davis Rhorer. “I think it’s going to be a great environment for people.” Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects is currently designing the upgrades for the plaza, which will include planting grasses and seasonal flowers around existing water fountains to create a water garden effect. The plaza will also have a levee green, where recreational users can play soccer, for instance, and the updated levee amphitheater, which many people don’t even realize exists, Rhorer says. “We really need to use the space on the riverfront because there has been so much demand for the use of Town Square,” he says. “So we need to find some relief for that.” Rhorer hopes the design phase will be completed by the end of the summer so the project can be put out to bid this fall and completed by next April. The upgrades to the Riverfront Plaza dovetails with another nearby riverfront project—the installation of shade sail structures at the end of the dock. The $280,000 project, also part of the Riverfront Master Plan, will provide much-needed shade along the iconic dock, frequented by river cruise ships. Construction on the shade sails, which were designed by Post Architects, will begin this summer and should be completed by August. “It will create a much nicer environment on the riverfront,” Rhorer says. “With the boats we have coming here, it’s important to have something really memorable. This is the first and last impression people will have of the city.” https://www.businessreport.com/article/coming-soon-renovations-downtowns-riverfront-plaza-planning-underway-makeover-downtown-riverfront-plaza-recreational-space-along-levee-directly-across-ra
  7. 3-story apts. expanding along I-12 btwn Millerville Rd & O'Neal Lane LAKESIDE VILLAS undergoing $15 M Expansion Lakeside Villas at 2455 Weldwood Drive is undergoing a roughly $15.5 million expansion that would bring an additional 144 units to the multifamily development. Doster Construction Co. Assistant Project Manager Trey Early says says construction on phase two of the multifamily complex began Feb. 22 and is expected to be completed next April. There are currently 224 units at Lakeside Villas, which is located off Interstate 12 near Millerville Road. Once phase two is complete, the multifamily development will have a total of 368 apartments. The Alabama-based company says phase two will include construction of five new buildings and a new clubhouse on about 7.5 acres. https://www.businessreport.com/article/lakeside-villas-undergoing-15m-expansion
  8. The old Zoo location has that Nostalgia thing going for it..kinda sad..however it's probably best to move i guess. Do you think what they are proposing(Amusements/Water Park etc) as the replacement will work out well?? Guessing part of that 900+acres for sale mentioned years back off I-12 btwn O'Neal Lane & Amite River is off the table?? Could be too flood prone??
  9. TUES. JUNE 13, 2017, 8 AM Downtown Events Meet the fleet lumcon research vessel at the city dock Meet the Fleet is a multi-day public event featuring the flagship vessels of Louisiana's scientific research fleet. Two research vessels will form the centerpiece of the event while LUMCON scientists and education staff display hands-on activities and provide information about marine research at booths set up dockside. Come and learn more about Louisiana's amazing research vessels, marine laboratory, marine science, and how you can become part of it all. fri 19 may 9:00 aM* LOCATION: City Dock PARKING SUGGESTION: River Center Garages PRICE: FREE WEBSITE: lumcon.edu Get the Details >> Upcoming Events *Additional dates and times available fri 19 may 5:00 pM Live After Five Live After Five continues at Repentance Park with Hai Karate, an 8-piece horn band that specializes in 70s... MORE DETAILS sat 20 may 11:00 am Cane Land Grand Opening The wait is over! Join Cane Land Distilling on May 20 for a day filled with spirits & concoctions, music and great food! MORE DETAILS thu 18 may 6:00 pm Andre' Moreau Exhibit The opening reception at the Shaw Center of Baton Rouge: A Bicentennial View, an exhibit of photographs by Andre Moreau... MORE DETAILS thu 18 may 7:30 pm Peter Yarrow at Manship Peter Yarrow has spent a lifetime making music and practicing social activism. Peter is known best for his years in the hit... MORE DETAILS SAT 20 may 7:00 PM Raise the WOOF! Get your laugh on and support Spay Baton Rouge on May 20th from 7-10pm in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre. Featuring three comedians, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle... MORE DETAILS fri 19 may 8:00 pM Men are from Mars The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE! comes to the Manship Theatre. This is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up,... MORE DETAILS SAT 20 may 8:00 AM Red Stick Farmers Market Spring's harvest is in full swing with tomatoes, sweet corn, snap beans, new potatoes, and multiple varieties of squash and zucchini available form local farmers this Saturday... MORE DETAILS wed 17 may all day Matherne's Weekly Emails Sign up for Matherne's Market's emails to receive daily lunch menus, weekly specials, and the 6 Bottle Wine Discount! Select the link below to view the website... MORE DETAILS View all upcoming events >> 247 Florida St. | Baton Rouge, LA 70801 | (225) 389-5520 Office (225) 389-5523 Fax | 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F PROFILE OPTIONS: Subscribe | Unsubscribe | Archives If you are having trouble viewing this message, please click here. Sorry tried posting on this last week on UP..didn't go thru...going to post NEW stuff now & this POP's UP AGAIN from last week....NO WAY to DELETE...WEIRD! Here is the NEW POST Downtown Events memorial day ceremony USS KIDD Veterans Memorial Museum Veterans and community members are invited to a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony being sponsored by the USS KIDD Veterans Museum on May 29, 2017. The ceremony will be held in the Louisiana Memorial Plaza, located at 305 South River Road, at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29th. This event is free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved into the museum. Veterans are encouraged to wear something that represents their branch of service, such as their uniform or a small pin. Gold Star families are encouraged to bring a picture of their loved one. Memorial Day guests are encouraged to wear something patriotic to show their support. mon 29 may 10:00 aM LOCATION: Memorial Plaza PARKING SUGGESTION: River Center Garages PRICE: FREE WEBSITE: usskidd.com Get the Details >>
  10. Hmmm...WOW! This 18-story Summit residential tower is still going to be Built? Long term investment w the glut of new student housing? next to Southgate Towers....prime location! Need to see renderings This could be BR's 6th Tallest high rise...(Courthouse? ..not as many stories but abt 200'ft high) SUMMIT at SOUTHGATE enters a Crowded Market Summit at Southgate, a 454-unit luxury apartment project, pulled its initial construction permit last month. Developer Robert Day purchased a 44-acre tract at the intersection of Burbank Drive and Nicholson Road more than 15 years ago. A lot has changed since then. Projects developed since Day’s acquisition include University View Condos, Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, Co-Op Bookstore and many other retail and residential developments, not to mention Southgate Towers—which the Summit will be built next door to. It’s no secret that an abundance of student housing has been built in this corridor—and even more is proposed in the coming years. My colleague Craig Davenport recently inventoried all the apartments aimed at students proposed and under construction. His findings leave no doubt there will be an oversupply that will take years for the market to absorb. Day, however, sees the Summit as a long-range investment. His strategy is to build a better product that will capture more of the market than his competition.“We have learned a lot about the apartment market over the last 20 to 25 years and have incorporated a lot of what we have learned into this project,” Day says. The project will include an 18-story tower and six-story parking garage with controlled access. The roof decks of both structures will house common areas with amenities including extravagant pools, outdoor patios with fire pits and a workout area. “Not only will the units be in walking distance to the university, but the tenants will have views of the river, downtown and the LSU campus from the eighteenth floor observation deck,” Day notes. https://www.businessreport.com/realestate/tom-cook-summit-southgate-enters-crowded-market
  11. Nice! That would look fantastic near the bluff!! The tiered cement down the levee would be a major project in itself. Trying to get pic since started NEW Page
  12. Think this Crest will Rank 16th all time...the system should be able to handle ok A MESSAGE FROM THE DDD Annual Rite of Spring Experience the MISSISSIPPI RIVER CRESTING! The Mighty Mississippi River's annual cresting is occurring once again, and downtown is the best place to view this phenomenon! It will not be long before the waters begin to recede with this annual rite of spring. Use this week and the Memorial Day weekend activities to experience the power of the Mississippi River along the levee promenade. You can now access the levee promenade from 3 downtown locations: South Boulevard, Riverfront Plaza, and River Road at Florida Street. While downtown, take in some of the riverfront attractions and events. See links below! Attractions >> EVENTS >>
  13. No doubt Cajun...here's another article...from yesterday's Advocate After nearly two decades, Comite diversion canal yet to be built, leaving some residents looking for tax refund http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/environment/article_7b45d46e-3b19-11e7-bb50-9ba9dd221f42.html
  14. You can sign up for E-mails here....forgot how/when i got on their list lol https://downtownbatonrouge.org/