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  1. It would have been nice to see LSU Innovation park integrated into a more urban setting with the Water Campus Three new companies join LSU Innovation Park business incubator The latest tenants are McLean, Virginia-based Cognosante, Baton Rouge’s Lubricity Labs and Louisiana Multifunctional Materials Group.
  2. A MESSAGE FROM THE DDD baton ROuge 200 Kick-off event 2017 is going to be a great year for Baton Rouge, marked with a major yearlong celebration! We are officially celebrating Baton Rouge's Bicentennial with Mayor Sharon Weston Broome on Tuesday, January 17th, 11AM in North Boulevard Town Square. The event produced by the Downtown Business Association & Visit Baton Rouge will include a press conference, live music, and a preview of what is to come in 2017 from the downtown attractions! Everyone is encouraged to wear "Red" next Tuesday to show your support! On behalf of the Baton Rouge Bicentennial Committee, we invite and encourage you to help Louisiana's capital city recognize and celebrate 200 years as an incorporated city. While the area was founded in 1699, it wasn't until 1817 that the city of Baton Rouge was incorporated. Now, 200 years later we're celebrating this milestone and we'd like for you to join us! Throughout the year, bicentennial themed events, exhibits, products, and more will be branded with the official Baton Rouge 200 logo. rsvp >> BR 200 >>
  3. Downtown Events Louisiana Marathon Full, Half, 5k, and Kids Races Louisiana is well known for its festivals, where we celebrate with food, music and dancing. The Louisiana Marathon adds running to that mix for a truly unforgettable weekend. Come run a fast, flat, & fun race course and then enjoy a true Louisiana Festival featuring local musicians, locally brewed craft beer, and some of the best southern cuisine around. There is still time to sign up up for the quarter, half, and full marathon! sun 15 jan 7:00 aM* LOCATION: AZ Young Park PARKING SUGGESTION: Galvez Garage PRICE: Varies WEBSITE: Get the Details >>
  4. Surprised you didn't put that in your Northern BR Development thread My Howell Place thread is stuck back on PAGE 6...nothing since 2012'...Can remember how excited i was back in 06' when that area near the Airport was getting a major new development w Hotels(finally near an airport imagine that!)..restaurants YMCA/Residential etc BTW...The new 4 story building Downtown (Sixth St & North St) going up had a pic in the Advocate this morning...but no pic on the Internet
  5. Could tie a Record Low in BR tonight...20 degrees../ Duration of the Freeze 16 hours?? .....after last night's low of 22 & some very light snow flurries blowing around.. But typical...Forecast High is 72 by Tuesday
  6. OH YEAH...Hope y'all have a Happy/Safe/Blessed New Year!! DDD Commission Meeting January 10, 2017, 8:00 a.m. Raising Cane's River Center - Meeting Rooms 9 & 10, 275 S. River Road AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Declare Quorum 3. Approve Agenda 4. Approve December 13, 2016 Minutes 5. Board Action 6. Update from Previous Board Meeting a. Governmental Issues Nominating Committee b. Development Initiatives Third Street Developments Rehabilitation Tax Credit Study Southern University Announcement Lofts @ 6C Groundbreaking Downtown Greenway River Road Multi-Use Pathway Riverfront Plaza Dock Shade Structure City Hall Plaza Downtown Maintenance Committee New Businesses Events Louisiana Marathon - January 13 - 15 MLK March - January 16 Baton Rouge 200 - January 17 Louisiana Right to Life - January 21 Red Stick Roux Rally - February 4 Mardi Gras Parades Christmas Parade - December 10 Belle of Baton Rouge Events Preserve Louisiana/Old Governor's Mansion Manship Theatre / LSU MOA Capitol Park Museum Old State Capitol River Center Events LASM USS KIDD 7. Strategic Plan a. Plan Baton Rouge II 8. Ongoing Projects CPEX BREADA DBA 9. Correspondence 10. Public Comment
  7. Would like to see a new map with new street & extensions ...looking forward seeing the Iconic Old City Dock Building...Spring should be fun time to take construction pics across the area...the new office space will be nice at Water Campus...but not at the expense of new Modern High-rise Office Tower downtown. Commercial Properties planning parking garage, new streets for Water Campus With two buildings complete and a third one currently under construction, Commercial Properties Realty Trust is moving forward with plans to develop infrastructure at the Water Campus. The firm has submitted a final development plan to the city-parish Planning Commission for the 27.6-acre campus that includes a three-story, 50-foot parking garage as well as three new streets. The updated plan is basically unchanged from earlier plans submitted for the Water Campus, a three-year-old public-private partnership spearheaded by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and its real estate company, CPRT. It’s envisioned as a research park for coastal and river studies. So far, a $9 million office building that houses the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and a $16 million facility for LSU researchers that will house a 90-by-120-foot physical model of the Mississippi River have been completed. The CPRA moved into its building last summer. LSU is expected to relocate to its new digs later this month. A third building on the site of the old city dock that will house The Water Institute of the Gulf is under construction and is expected to be complete later this year. Its estimated cost is more than $20 million. The new parking garage will be built to accommodate parking for the TWIG building, CPRT spokeswoman Tina Rance says. It will be 108,000 square feet and will cost approximately $7 million, which is being funded by Commercial Properties. The new proposed streets include an extension of the existing Arches Street; the construction of Water Street, which will run directly from Nicholson Drive to the TWIG building and be the formal entrance into the campus; and a new street called Brickyard Lane, which will run through the campus. The Planning Commission staff recommends approval of the plans. The commission will meet to decide on the plans Jan. 17. —Stephanie Riegel
  8. Even The Limited Stores are closing...a sign of the times...a combination of reasons including over building & internet Agree w Dan & other comments in group....NO ...Cortana is NOT in NBR.....It is it's own "Entity" a Major Crossroads....... Yes Florida Blvd is the "Dividing" Line btwn North & South... but consider North BR to be from the R.R. Tracks along Choctaw & up Winbourne Ave, etc
  9. Cruising up Third Street...was pleasantly surprised to check out the exterior(& interior) lighting streetside lobby/overhang at the Magpie Cafe...Bright/Vibrant....really adds to the vibe on that end of Third Street
  10. That's a glut of hotels in the area...& the demand is there? (Candlewood Suites recently opened nearby) A little surprising... but glad to hear! Smaller hip business hotels the newest trend...wonder what hotel is headed to Bennington Ave? This location for Tru hotel couldn't seem to keep any restaurant afloat for too long... Probably never was going to happen.... North/South Corporate/Constitution Ave connector w Overpass would be a tight or two & some houses would be affected Thanks for the visuals Dan
  11. Lofts @6C is a "game changer" for will Rank a Close 2nd for Most Populated Block Downtown.... Third Street Block btwn Laurel & Main will have it edged out "Commerce Bldg - 93 units" & "440 on Third - 65 units" = 158 units... Matherne's Market has also been a game changer No doubt about the positive transformation Downtown! The embarrassing ghost town it used to be is in the rear-view mirror.... That's cool Dan you work across the street...look forward to the updates on the progress
  12. A new 4-story office building should look good at this location(Sixth at North St.) in surface parking lot..if that's where i think it is....three blocks from the new Lofts @6C...Wonder what type architectural style it will be? Contractors association, state board join forces to build new downtown office building Louisiana Associated General Contractors and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors are teaming up to develop a new four-story building in downtown Baton Rouge that will house offices for both entities. Site work has already begun on the vacant parcel adjacent to LAGC’s existing headquarters building at the intersection of North and Sixth streets that will house the new 38,000-square-foot building. When completed, LAGC will occupy the top floor, while the LBC will occupy the three lower floors. The new building is the second major downtown construction project underway along Sixth Street, and signals that downtown’s revitalization is expanding beyond the popular Third Street corridor of nightclubs and restaurants. Last month, developer John O. Hearin broke ground on The Lofts at 6C apartment complex located at Florida and Sixth streets. “It’s a good sign that we’re starting to see development moving away from the river,” Naquin says. “For several years everything was happening two or three blocks from the river. Now, it’s moving a little more towards the interstate, which is good for downtown.”
  13. That's cool...glad you like it up there It's astounding how HUGE and spread out development has gone so far north of Dallas!!
  14. Yes Indeed Cajun...i have drawn many imaginary city street maps & this looks like the Airport entrances/fly-over that have been drawn up! Good stuff! Might be tempting to extend that road North up to Hwy 190 near Walker East industrial a major north/south route btwn Walker & Satsuma Months/(a year ago?)That exact Location as mentioned ; as well as btwn Satsuma/Livingston..with single 5,000 ft' runway.....
  15. The ALL TIME Wettest Year in BR is about to happen on today Dec 31st...Needed abt an inch to Break the Record before Mid-Night...and a very Wet start to the New Year too