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  1. Summer of 2023 is one for the Record Books! Heat & Drought will be remembered for a long time! And it's still hot & dry the last week of September into early October! Could that change with the seasons 1st Fall Cool Front??
  2. Here's a $90 million hospital expansion in East Baton Rouge Parish. See how work is going. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/see-the-90-million-lane-regional-medical-center-expansion/article_3a2d2d28-5cbf-11ee-8bcb-a72ea39a136e.html
  3. See what's moving into a former Florida Boulevard Chinese restaurant building https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/see-whats-moving-into-a-former-florida-boulevard-restaurant/article_03f35982-5803-11ee-a906-47d77f68e5e1.html
  4. Shell to move NOLA offices to River District https://www.nola.com/news/business/shell-relocating-to-new-orleans-river-district/article_3702619e-5284-11ee-aebf-a3ae82f73371.html#tncms-source=featured-2 Shell will relocate the headquarters of its Gulf of Mexico operations from its longtime home on Poydras Street to a new mid-rise building in the planned River District neighborhood, a move that will keep hundreds of high-paying jobs in New Orleans and add a major corporate tenant to the new development. During a news conference Thursday, local officials from the London-based energy giant said they have leased a custom-designed office building in the development upriver of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. When the building is completed in late 2024 or early 2025, Shell’s 800 local employees will relocate there from the Hancock Whitney Center, the skyscraper that has housed Shell’s local operations since 1972 and until recently was known as One Shell Square.
  5. Dredging + the Drought this Summer has given the LSU Lake cracked floor bed a Nevada or New Mexico look
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    Yeah Cajun in many ways Louisiana is a joke! Have a love -hate relationship with this place! An Interchange would have been great at Central Thruway/Florida Blvd! Always try to avoid that intersection ! How many years have they been talking about this?? Clown world! What EBR is saying in regard to timing for the traffic signal overhaul https://www.businessreport.com/business/what-ebr-is-saying-in-regard-to-timing-for-the-traffic-signal-overhaul
  7. This new Baton Rouge restaurant says: 'We've revolutionized the cracklin.' https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/opies-in-baton-rouge-says-its-revolutionized-the-cracklin/article_a3901b5c-2d55-11ee-aa32-8b7af6f9d7df.html
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    Surprisingly South Choctaw East near the Central Thruway is being 4 -laned and nearing completion. Business owners near Southern University hope Scenic Highway MOVEBR project will help revitalize community https://www.wbrz.com/news/business-owners-near-southern-university-hope-scenic-highway-movebr-project-will-help-revitalize-community
  9. This might be worth a try.... Need to relieve some stress? There's a new rage room now open in Gonzales https://www.wbrz.com/news/need-to-relieve-some-stress-there-s-a-new-rage-room-now-open-in-gonzales
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    Will try to hold on too BR getting it's quality Zoo back in order. City Park revamp w/o 9 hole course. Webb golf course is less than 2 miles away; so no big loss. https://www.businessreport.com/opinions/opinion-city-park-petition-will-send-a-message Create a spectacular City Park for Baton Rouge in place of a mediocre 9-hole golf course https://www.change.org/p/create-a-spectacular-city-park-for-baton-rouge-in-place-of-a-mediocre-9-hole-golf-course
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    What’s the latest on the update to FuturEBR? https://www.businessreport.com/business/whats-the-latest-on-the-update-to-futurebr City-parish planning staff will update the planning commission on how work is progressing on revising the city-parishe’s comprehensive master plan, FuturEBR, on Monday, Aug. 14. More than 500 people have given input over the last few months regarding the five-year update of FuturEBR, according to Planning Director Ryan Holcomb. FuturEBR covers the city of Baton Rouge and the unincorporated areas of the parish and defines land use and policies intended to guide and address both current and future needs of the parish. More than 125 people attended the initial round of community meetings held over the summer to solicit local feedback on the plan and 385 surveys were submitted, according to Holcomb. “Planning staff is currently reviewing all of the comments submitted and we’ll respond at the next round of meetings,” Holcomb says. Some of the public input staff received indicate a desire for affordable housing options in the parish, he says, so staff members are considering making revisions to FuturEBR’s land-use map to help encourage diverse housing developments and increase densities where appropriate. They are also looking to incorporate plans that have been released since the original version of FuturEBR was released, such as the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, the Stormwater Master Plan and the Baton Rouge Electric Vehicle Strategic Plan. The next set of community meetings will be Aug. 23, Aug. 29 and Sept. 6. Holcomb anticipates the FuturEBR update to go before the Planning Commission and Metro Council for approval by the end of the year.
  12. Yeah Cajun ...have had to call Entergy several times when my neighborhood street lights are out. They have been good about tending to it. Not enough people seem to be proactive waiting for someone else to call. Thanks...hopefully Louisiana will have another quite season like last year.
  13. BRCC and Our Lady of the Lake Health Break Ground on State-of-the-Art Nursing and Allied Health Building https://www.mybrcc.edu/news/groundbreaking23.php
  14. New Spanish Town market to 'be everything for this neighborhood' https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/belli-opens-in-baton-rouge-with-produce-coffee-and-more/article_99b7093c-272f-11ee-aea7-83002b5f11e0.html
  15. Need to see some renderings....more of the boring 3 story stuff like Lakes at Millerville & Lakes at Bluebonnet? Not like the 4 story Dawson Commons near BR General? Picardy land sold for $6.2 million, apartments to be built on site https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/picardy-land-sold-for-62-million-apartments-to-be-built/article_3b21db70-2a65-11ee-a26c-4f22aebb9a59.html A 6.4-acre tract of land on Picardy Avenue has been sold to a Hammond development company that plans to build a 232-unit apartment complex on the site. The Heights at Picardy LLC bought the land for $6.2 million in a deal that was filed Friday with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court’s office. The seller was WCB Realty Investments LLC, which was set up by Baton Rouge developer Mike Wampold. The Heights at Picardy is the name that the Stoa Group plans to call the apartment complex that will be built at 8340 Picardy Ave. The plan is to build a 232-unit development, with one- and two-bedroom apartments spread across four buildings. Emily Phelps, a spokeswoman for Stoa Group, said the plan is to for construction of The Heights at Picardy to be underway by the end of the year.
  16. Another single-entrance residential nook along Old Hammond Hwy East...this one across from thew YMCA near O'Neal Lane Interesting choice for street name "Turnstone" Doesn't look like one tree was spared in the entire middle
  17. Baton Rouge Metro Airport passenger numbers nearing those of 2019 https://www.businessreport.com/business/baton-rouge-metro-airport-passenger-numbers-nearing-those-of-2019 Going to an LSU road game? New direct flights are coming to Baton Rouge's airport. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/united-adds-direct-flights-ahead-of-lsu-football-season/article_e20a9b36-2d5b-11ee-9c53-17911a8fe5f4.html
  18. Here is the "RiverMark Centre" lettering from the east side
  19. Good stuff Cajun! Didn't get a clear enough pic from East side with the Letters "Rivermark Center" at the Top....but i do like this lighting they have added
  20. Didn't know here to put this? 2007 Hotel King (Indigo) thread has been long archived ....sure the Hilton Capitol Center is way down the back pages as well Kinda cool. Never have visited the "Historic Tunnel"" The Tunnel, created by Huey P. Long, resumes its speakeasy mystery. Guests need a key. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/the-tunnel-created-by-huey-p-long-resumes-its-speakeasy-mystery-guests-need-a-key/article_7e50d14e-2d58-11ee-9554-1ba8fc892acf.html https://www.thetunnelbr.com/
  21. EXACTLY! ^^^^ VIDEO shows new road at 1:02 & 1:29 phase two City-Parish planning to build street through busy parking lots on College Drive https://www.wbrz.com/news/city-parish-planning-to-build-street-through-busy-parking-lots-on-college-drive City-Parish transportation officials are looking to address the congestion on College Drive in a rather unconventional way. "It's outside the box, but lots of times we get criticized by people that we don't think outside the box like other cities. I think this project will set that example," EBR Transportation Director Fred Raiford said. Aside from the planned signal upgrades and improvements for pedestrians, project plans are calling for an entirely new road to be constructed in two phases. Raiford says it's called a backage road. "It's gonna be a road that's gonna be between the shopping area and the parking lot and the main businesses out on College," During phase 1 of the project, a road will be built through the Hobby Lobby parking lot behind Chick-Fil-A and other establishments to connect Bennington and Concord avenues. "Phase 2 will tie in from College and go through the Walmart [parking lot] and go all the way up to Balis," According to Raiford, the goal is to build these roads before major lane restrictions take place on I-10 in 2025. The additional side streets will hopefully alleviate some of the congestion from the main road.
  22. Think the new Baton Rouge Hockey team is trying to appeal to the entire state of Louisiana. But many are disappointed with the new name ZYDECO. That genre of music is more in SW LA (Lafayette; Lake Charles) . And the "Blues" name has already been taken by St.Louis. I agree the RED STICKS would have been the best.... The Zydeco? Name for new Baton Rouge hockey team causes a stir https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/the-zydeco-name-for-new-baton-rouge-hockey-team-causes-a-stir/article_b0b284fa-225b-11ee-a0e1-ef1cbb80b5fe.html
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