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  1. 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.
  2. 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??
  3. 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: 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: Get the Details >>
  4. 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 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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 >>
  7. No doubt'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
  8. You can sign up for E-mails here....forgot how/when i got on their list lol
  9. Pieces of the puzzle have finally been coming together for Downtown BR New apartments spur downtown population growth Spurred by a wave of upscale apartment construction in the central business district, the population of downtown Baton Rouge grew by 5 percent in 2016. There are now 9,099 people living in the neighborhood, most of them single and many of them with higher incomes, according to the 2017 Downtown Toolkit released earlier this month by the Downtown Development District. “The new developments are all doing extremely well,” said Davis Rhorer, executive director of the Downtown Development District. “They’re all pretty much full or right below it.” There's been a boom in apartment construction in the central business district in recent years. In 2015, the 440 on Third and 525 Lafayette developments opened, adding 150 units. In 2016, the 93-unit Commerce Building redevelopment at Laurel and Third streets opened, along with the 28-unit Onyx Residences at the corner of Third and Convention streets and the seven-unit Grand Lady redevelopment at 310 Convention. In January, the 18-unit Maritime One building, across the street from the Raising Cane’s River Center, opened. Over the past five years, the Downtown Development District says there has been more than $158 million invested in residential housing in the downtown area. The market isn’t cooling off. Three complexes are under construction: the Lofts @ 6C, a 142-unit development that is being built at the corner of Florida and Sixth streets; the 25-unit Beauregard Quarters development at Napoleon and America streets; and the six-unit redevelopment of the Saltz Building at 442 Main St. Construction should start soon on The Elysian II, a 100-unit mixed-income development at 1120 Spanish Town Road. And Collis Temple is redeveloping the 52-unit DeVille Apartment complex at the intersection of North and 11th streets. John O. Hearin, who is developing the Lofts @ 6C, said he’s been bullish on the downtown housing market for about five or six years. Now, the area has major employers such as state government and IBM; necessary amenities for residents, such as the Matherne’s Market and Prescriptions to Geaux pharmacy; and new housing. “It’s not one piece; it’s several pieces,” he said. “It’s taken many years to fit all of the pieces together.” *Rest of article
  10. The 2017 Development Tool Kit..sorry should have posted this last week... A MESSAGE FROM THE DDD View toolkit >> press release >>
  11. That NITRO Coffee will get you Jack'd up! Attention donut fans! District Donuts to open first Baton Rouge location on Friday
  12. Like the rendering! Could be game-changer/anchor on the west-end of Mid City Boutique entertainment venue, healthy living center and microbrewery planned for old Entergy site A new boutique entertainment center with a bowling alley, live music, restaurant, bar and private event space will open in the fall of 2018 in the Electric Depot, a mixed-used development planned for the old Entergy site at 1509 Government St. Other buildings at the site will house a healthy living center with yoga, cycling and healthy foods, as well as a microbrewery and pizza parlor; another building will provide a mix of residential, office and retail space. Development team Weinstein Nelson announced the new entertainment tenant—currently going by the working title of Red Stick Social, though that’s subject to change as the brand is developed and refined
  13. Not much of a head's up for this afternoons meeting...some of us from UP could really make some noise A MESSAGE FROM THE DDD FUTUREBR OPEN HOUSE North boulevard town square The City-Parish is updating FUTUREBR, the comprehensive master plan for the parish. Please join us today from 4:30PM - 7:30PM at North Boulevard Town Square to share ideas on: Land Use, Transportation, Urban Design and Neighborhoods, Housing, Economic Development, Parks and Recreation. FUTUREBR UPdate >> Plan >>
  14. Fantastic job Big Tyme ABQ! Keep up the great work! What's your take on this ?? Would sure like to see a "New Tallest" high-rise building if it was my city; i try to understand others concerns...but it's very frustrating when there is opposition to something this special! WHY is there such a HUGE gap on bottom of this page..what did i do wrong?
  15. Nice work once again Cajun...SORRY for my CRAPPY work; no longer on Window's Microsoft (had RansomWare virus screw up computer couple years ago); got on some other stuff that's MUCH better protected...but i miss being able to Draw up stuff like the old days Guess with the "new " boulevard they would smash right thru that little agricultural area?? Checked out other Proton Therapy centers across the U.S...& generally not that tall at all...however the architecture could be done up right Mr Bernham...Love that shot of Frankfurt! Most American looking skyline in Europe Vertically challenged BR can always dream