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  1. Dantin Bruce planning 324-unit apartment complex on Bluebonnet near Celtic Dantin Bruce Development is planning a 324-unit apartment complex on Bluebonnet Boulevard near Celtic Drive, documents submitted to the Planning Commission show. Waters at Bluebonnet would include 10 buildings, including community and accessory buildings, and the land is not in a special flood hazard zone, according to planning staff. Dantin Bruce did not respond to requests for further information in time for this report. The Planning Commission would have to approve the project, though Metro Council approval is not needed to move forward. https://www.businessreport.com/realestate/dantin-bruce-planning-324-unit-apartment-complex-on-bluebonnet-near-celtic
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    Baton Rouge gears up to link Jones Creek and Jefferson; Work ahead in Central, Southdowns https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_1cee3cb8-0d04-11ed-9987-939f22dc0752.html Lee Drive finally widened? Residents yards will get cut in 1/2 Jones Creek Rd extension will eventually go all the way to Airline Hwy Widening of Bluebonnet is a must ; the Perkins / Picardy connector will help when finally completed Interested seeing how this new R.R Underpass works at One Perkins Place in the Medical Corridor
  3. The 3 current proposed New Bridge locations will be useless with out an I-10 WBR / I-10 Ascension Connector " Southern By =Pass"! The giddy Ourso from Iberville needs to realize this. Hwy 30 must be upgraded and 2nd (new) Intracoastal Bridge form Hwy 415 extension will be needed ..... ad naseum The fact that Old Hammon Hwy will only be widened from O'Neal Lane to Millerville Road to Flannery Rd (Roundabout) is perplexing. The stretch btwn Blvd DeProvince to Flannery (west) will remain JUST TWO LANES bec of the Jones Creek & Lively Bayou bridges... I-10 project is expected to be a traffic nightmare. Officials hope these upgrades will help. Officials are improving the alternative routes before I-10 shuts down to two lanes for a year. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/article_cee69310-09d6-11ed-b4c1-879c7d0d0a41.html
  4. They need to fix that. But it may also be due to the Saharan Dust that makes it's way westward from Africa across the tropical Atlantic. Sunsets have been an extra orange /red pretty tint.
  5. Agreed it's a sad list! In the early days of UP the BR Forums had many new projects and development . Back then BR Forum might have had more problems surviving if it was like it is now..... I had seen some Northern Tool ads & billboards....good to know
  6. Like to see Corporate Blvd fill up! Corridor had some Uptown like potential.
  7. Grön Fuels secures engineering agreement for West Baton Rouge complex https://www.businessreport.com/industry/gron-fuels-secures-engineering-agreement-for-west-baton-rouge-complex
  8. Looks like a roof top pool on top of the old Chase South Tower nearly 300' feet high Photos: Crews Assemble Massive Crane Downtown https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/multimedia/photos/collection_6b4db596-fefe-11ec-a3a5-4fce026908ab.html#1 A massive, 800 ton crane, has been set-up blocking N. Fourth Street between Florida Street and Laurel Street in preparation for crews to use the heavy equipment to erect structural steel & a pool for rooftop work associated with 451 Florida Street in Baton Rouge, La.
  9. Finally! Now you will have a Denham Springs "By-pass " to the East connecting I-10 to the Magnolia Bridge & Central! With a Round about at Hwy 190 Juban north extension project begins in Livingston Parish https://www.wafb.com/2022/06/28/livingston-parish-juban-north-extension-project-begins/ “It’s going to be a four lane with a grass median. It’s about one mile and it will extend where Juban hits 190. You will cross the overpass, go due North to Lockhart and Burgess,”
  10. Downtown Commerce Building sold to investors for $24.7 million https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/article_3dadc7e2-f0c2-11ec-a2a0-9b210e2fbd19.html The Commerce Building, a mixed use property in downtown Baton Rouge, has been sold to the family of late auto dealer Price LeBlanc for nearly $24.7 million. Commerce on Laurel LLC bought the property at 333 Laurel St. in a sale that was filed last week with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court’s Office. The seller was Commerce Owner LLC, which was set up by by T.J. Iarocci of New Orleans-based Key Real Estate. Key Real Estate redeveloped the Commerce Building into a 93-unit apartment complex that also features The Vintage BR, a coffee shop/wine bar and a Salad Station restaurant. Plans are to continue operating the Commerce Building as is, But one change could involve vacant space on the rooftop of the building. When the Commerce Building opened in spring 2016, plans were to put a restaurant on the top. But that space has remained vacant for the past 6 years. It’s “very much up in the air” if the space will continue to be marketed for a restaurant or turned into additional apartment units, LeBlanc said. The Commerce Building, which opened in 1950, once housed a McCrory’s department store and offices. The department store closed in the mid-1990s and local developer Bob Dean bought the building in 1999. While Dean talked for years about redeveloping the property as an entertainment venue, nothing was done until Iarocci bought the building in 2012 for $1.3 million. According to the Commerce Building website, there are 13 apartments available for lease.
  11. Cool story from right here in Baton Rouge....name well known across MLB & College Baseball Inside the Baton Rouge company changing how major leaguers choose their bats https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/lsu/article_0a5e5052-e995-11ec-bc1a-174b7b9288af.html
  12. Finally! Build the new roads! Not sure WHY Midway is called a "Boulevard" on this map? MoveEBR said it was only 2-lanes. It's actually called Midway Drive. Nice raised bike-lanes and sidewalks. New cut-through between busy Bluebonnet and Essen roads near hospitals is under construction https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_ecf487f0-ed92-11ec-9bbf-7b079fab54b4.html https://movebr.brla.gov/form/constantin-midway-bluebonnet-project-page
  13. Some June Thunderstorms approaching. Thursday's was packed full of lightning ! Sun angle in full effect with Summer Solstice coming on the 21st!
  14. Originally thought a 4 floor condo was going on the location on Corporate Blvd... Controversy rises over proposed Citiplace hotel next to Bocage Lake https://www.businessreport.com/realestate/proposed-citiplace-hotel-next-to-bocage-lake-stirs-controversy
  15. Been a while since i have driven up Siegen Lane from I-10 to Airline...was pretty impressed with the development ; the empty tracts have just about filled up. Another hotel (Element?) and other businesses. This pic doesn't do it justice new 27, 500 sq ft Campus Federal Credit Union under construction next to Rooms To Go ( not pictured) ...looks to be 3 floors
  16. IMPRESSIVE PIC! Still remember that day as a little kid! BOOOM! What just happened? A Bomb? Thunder ? But it's not raining ! From over 10 Miles away! Yes indeed Some Record Breaking Cold ...think it got down to 8 degrees the night before.... I understand what you meant Dan326
  17. Your speaking my language Cajun! One of the BEST post on here in recent memory! THANKS for the visuals! Dig those ideas! Really like the West Star Tower! BR desperately needs some modern high-rise tower! Some eye candy ! The proposed tower on the bottom would be nice too! Looks to be the size of the IBM tower; expect on top the 4 floor podium for parking. That would look cool at the foot of the Bridge Even though Andres Duany suggestions for Plan BR in late 90's was to keep everything 12 stories or under .....BR still tried to move forward with the 30+ (one proposal l as much as 36 at on time) River Place. But it fell thru unfortunately . As did the 17 floor Laurel Plaza in 2006. And still no word (pipe dream?) on the 18 story Summit at Southgate Towers either. And contrary to popular belief there is no Height Ordinance for BR in reference to the 450'ft tall State Capitol.....they can actually build Taller.
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    The Grove

    Didn't get a pic Dawson Bluff Townhomes currently under construction; they have changed the look of that entire Grove development that was once an open field..
  19. Took this pic way back in late February; just never posted for some reason Nice looking new building on North Street & Sixth Street that was once an empty surface parking lot . Louisiana State Licensing Board Bldg is only 3 stories; because Louisiana Associated General Contractors decided not to be part of the project ; otherwise it would have been 4 floors This is what it originally was supposed to look like.
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