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7 hours ago, cajun said:

This is symbolic in nature.  If they were serious about it, they'd have pushed for it last year.     A judge already ruled that the boundaries of St. George won't/can't change until incorporation, which has been delayed due to the Pandemic.     Baton Rouge is free to annex other unincorporated areas though.   

Also quoted in the article: 

“Any annexations are null and void at this point because when the incorporation is certified, it will be retroactive and so any annexations that are filed now will be null and void,” he says.

What is this symbolic of?

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Stixis is a much more narrowly focused company than IBM, which is actually obtaining local graduates.   They stopped trying when the "insourcing" model proved to be a failure.   Their company adjusted

Hey guys, the bashing has got to stop already. If you can't have a discussion without constantly bashing each other then don't have it at all. kthxbye.

Cortana needs to be demolished and redeveloped into distribution center and flex space with retail on the periphery.   A lot of tech companies and call centers use flex space for their businesses.   T

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On 3/10/2021 at 7:23 PM, dan326 said:

What is this symbolic of?

They are making a political statement; not a practical one.   St. George's borders are frozen by the courts at this point; and they are currently in those borders.

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5 hours ago, cajun said:

They are making a political statement; not a practical one.   St. George's borders are frozen by the courts at this point; and they are currently in those borders.

Oh ok, I get it.

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Construction permit filed for multifamily development on Bluebonnet

A developer wants to build a 509-bedroom multifamily complex on Bluebonnet Boulevard near its intersection with Burbank Drive, according to permits recently filed with the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s office.
 
I wonder if they're "affordable"?
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On 4/7/2021 at 8:20 PM, richyb83 said:

^ Guessing they will be 3 stories?

Bon Carré getting $10 million renovation with green spaces; looks to attract restaurants

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/article_77178c48-97db-11eb-ac5f-bb3f51637661.html

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I'm interested to see if this is successful, especially in light of the recent Amazon announcement. Would be quite the historical irony if the redevelopment of Cortana into an Amazon facility gave a second lease of life to the old Bon Marche site. 

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11 hours ago, Mr. Burnham said:

I'm interested to see if this is successful, especially in light of the recent Amazon announcement. Would be quite the historical irony if the redevelopment of Cortana into an Amazon facility gave a second lease of life to the old Bon Marche site. 

It's going to help.    I do think there is going to be significant demand for truck/big rig focused businesses on Airline near Cortana.   And also additional demand for fast casual restaurants along the routes leading to Cortana that will be geared towards the workers commuting in and out all day.  So I hope to see everything from a Love's Travel Stops store in the Cortana area to new Starbucks/Panera/ALDI Grocery Store/ McDonalds along Airline or Florida.   I don't think the big-rig oriented businesses will be anywhere near Bonne Carre, but the new restaurants and stores certainly will be.

I know these jobs are not the same as a major corporate HQ, but I'm very excited for them.    Baton Rouge has never had a problem attracting skilled industrial employers.   In fact the region has a very robust middle class and a powerful industrial base thanks to all the petrochemical jobs, refineries, and manufacturing.     

The area struggled to attract employers for unskilled labor as well as high paying white collar jobs.    Amazon moves the needle on the unskilled labor market, which feature low wages and high unemployment in Baton Rouge.     If we can get Target, Lowe's, and other e-commerce related fulfillment centers into the metro area, we would be shorting up a big part of the area's economy while also diversifying it to some extent.    Then we can hopefully focus on growing our white collar job market with a few regional HQ or tech center recruits.

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7 hours ago, cajun said:

It's going to help.    I do think there is going to be significant demand for truck/big rig focused businesses on Airline near Cortana.   And also additional demand for fast casual restaurants along the routes leading to Cortana that will be geared towards the workers commuting in and out all day.  So I hope to see everything from a Love's Travel Stops store in the Cortana area to new Starbucks/Panera/ALDI Grocery Store/ McDonalds along Airline or Florida.   I don't think the big-rig oriented businesses will be anywhere near Bonne Carre, but the new restaurants and stores certainly will be.

I know these jobs are not the same as a major corporate HQ, but I'm very excited for them.    Baton Rouge has never had a problem attracting skilled industrial employers.   In fact the region has a very robust middle class and a powerful industrial base thanks to all the petrochemical jobs, refineries, and manufacturing.     

The area struggled to attract employers for unskilled labor as well as high paying white collar jobs.    Amazon moves the needle on the unskilled labor market, which feature low wages and high unemployment in Baton Rouge.     If we can get Target, Lowe's, and other e-commerce related fulfillment centers into the metro area, we would be shorting up a big part of the area's economy while also diversifying it to some extent.    Then we can hopefully focus on growing our white collar job market with a few regional HQ or tech center recruits.

I think you hit the nail on the head. 

Baton Rouge has always been a rather middle-class city. The Amazon center allows us to diversify our economy, expand economic opportunities, and will probably open the door to a decent revitalization of commerce and industry along Florida.

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Proposed office park at the SW corner of Siegen Ln @ I-10.  

Smaller single level buildings towards the rear near the existing houses, larger 2-3 story buildings closer to I-10 or Siegen.   

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