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  1. Ridiculously Wet Summer here in BR make construction progress tough(10"+ inch rainfall surplus?)....getting 3 straight Sunny/Dry days around here is asking a lot! This is one of the Downtown projects i planned on taking some updates pics....eventhough it's dry today..the Sun refuses to come out making for some lousy lighting. DOWNTOWN's LARGEST APARTMENT COMPLEX BEHIND SCHEDULE The completion of the Lofts at 6C, a 142-unit apartment complex downtown, has been delayed until late spring or early summer of next year, says developer John O. Hearin. Ground broke on the complex—downtown’s largest apartment project to date—last December and it was originally expected to open in January 2018. The project spans an entire downtown block from Florida to Convention streets along Sixth Street. “The weather has been tough but we are making good progress,” Hearin says. “Once the framing starts we will be able to make a better prediction for an opening.” *rest of article
  2. Nice article makes good points for new zoo location at City Park including new Children's museum & redevelopment of Lakes ...the 9 hole golf course is pathetic + Webb Park is only a few minutes away. Compares Austin ( 2 million ) "6" public golf courses to BR's (830,000) had 7 courses until Howell Park recently...Based on population alone would have BR at 2.5 courses........ SIDE NOTE : IF they are going to make that comparison..then i 'll make this one...Austin currently has 10 office buildings over 300'ft....then vertically - challenged BR should have 4...not 1 ....One American Place 310'ft...(south Chase Tower 277'ft) ‘Business Report’ Publisher: Baton Rouge and BREC need to think differently about zoo location
  3. My bad Dan...didn't edit that part of post. It took multiple times to finally get image to i'm good now. Pardon my temper tantrum didn't think it would appear but kept trying
  4. Imageshack & Photobucket Suck & are no longer free....just Signed up w Imjur....still learning this new set-up It would be nice to see some updated Downtown Constructions pics.....hopefully in coming weeks i figure this thing out as Summer flies by.....otherwise my posting pics days are done *TESTING* trying to post older pic
  5. As Comite project funding continues to elude state, officials shift eye toward 'creative' measures
  6. Besides the City Dock that is under construction on the river ....the 4-story? CPRA(Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority) Bldg is completed....& The building that houses the Mississippi River simulated model i think..... Residential is supposed to be in the works...hadn't heard when that will begin...maybe once the Nicholson Gateway & River House projects are completed soon??
  7. Leaning toward the Zoo staying at the current location; but get the feeling if a new location were to happen; it would have closer access to I-12 or I-10(Bass Pro/Cabela's) as a Regional-type attraction Cortana would be interesting; even if the space were large enough there are not enough full grown trees to support a new Zoo...the smaller ornamental trees there now wouldn't work...Zoo's need plenty of shade. Would the large undeveloped swath of green canopy I-12 East of O'Neal Lane still be viable after the Great Flood of '16?
  8. It's about time the Capital City gets a Children's Museum Children's Knock Knock Museum nearing Completion Three all-glass corners of the building that jut skyward will draw the attention of anyone passing by the building. "Those three beacons were kind of conceived as almost lanterns that would be illuminated at night and really draw attention to the building," said Guelfo, who is the project manager for the museum. "The views from that hill are just incredible, unlike anything Baton Rouge has, We really wanted to try to take advantage of the views to the park and to the lake. There was an opportunity for a lot of glass."
  9. A MESSAGE FROM THE DDD TOPPING OUT CEREMONY DOWNTOWN LIBRARY Please join the Library Board of Control and Mayor-President Broome at North Boulevard Town Square on Thursday, July 6 at 11:30 am for the TOPPING OUT ceremony (a ceremony to celebrate a buildings final beam being placed) for the new Downtown Library. Along with a tree being hoisted to the top of the structure, the event will have live music, jambalaya & refreshments, interactive activities and a special announcement from the Library Board! add to calendar >> IMAGES >>
  10. A MESSAGE FROM THE DDD july 4th downtown! Independence day Downtown Independence Day is right around the corner and now is the time to make plans to attend the many downtown events! USS KIDD's 4th of July Spectacular The USS KIDD's 4th of July Spectacular is the place to be as friends and families gather to commemorate our nation's independence while enjoying ice cold drinks, delicious food, a variety of musical performances, and WBRZ's annual Fireworks on the Mississippi. Start getting your red, white and blue ready to shine, and join the KIDD Crew for this re-energized community event taking place on Tuesday, July 4th, from 4PM-10PM. The festivities will be located on the Riverfront Levee Stage, located between the USS KIDD Veterans Museum and Riverfront Plaza. New this year is the Patriotic Popsicle Parade on the Mississippi River Levee that concludes at the USS KIDD museum where they will be serving over 500 red, white and blue popsicles! (Starting at Florida St Levee Access at 4:45PM) In addition: BREC on the Geaux will once again be hosting the Kids Zone along with Babin's House of Party. There will be face painting, pie baking contest, hotdog eating contest, live music by Chubby Carrier, and much more. Tickets to view the fireworks aboard the KIDD are now on sale! For more information, please call (225) 342-1942. MORE DETAILS LSU MOA's Red Stick White and Blue Spectacular View WBRZ's annual Fireworks on the Mississippi from atop the Shaw Center for the Arts' Pennington Rooftop Terrace. Enjoy hamburger sliders and hot dogs with homemade potato chips from Capital City Grill. Dance the night away with music from DJ Kevin Moreau of Deep South Productions. MORE DETAILS Baton Rouge Concert Band: Independence Day Concert Let Freedom Ring with the Baton Rouge Concert Band and their annual Independence Day Concert at A.Z, Young Park! Conclude your day of BBQ, pie, and sun than (remove) with a collection of patriotic tunes performed by Baton Rouge's very own concert band! The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30PM and will lead up to the fireworks over the Mississippi River. MORE DETAILS Make a Day of It, Be a Tourist! While downtown for the July 4th activities, experience the revitalization currently happening! Enjoy a downtown "staycation," book a room at one of our many downtown hotels, and experience the local flavor of our many restaurants. After dinner, take a stroll through the downtown streets to check out some of the newest developments such as the Downtown Greenway (North Boulevard Promenade), North Boulevard Town Square (movies and patriotic music playing throught the day.), Watermark Hotel, and much more! Happy 4th of July! Downtown Development District Get the Details >> USS KIDD Tickets >> eating contest >> baking contest >> accommodations >> events >>
  11. 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 what they did with LoDo area/near the small river 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! Yeah the Metroplex & Houston are like Giant Vacuums...has made me come to terms with BR being a Mid-Tier City
  12. Just curious Antrell...where have you been traveling that has you bummed out abt BR?? I too share in some of that pessimism 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
  13. 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
  14. My BAD Bayou Capitol said BEHIND 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