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     Baton Rouge's Riverfront Plaza, River Center Theatre getting redesigns                                                                                                   http://www.wafb.com/story/38491151/baton-rouges-riverfront-plaza-river-center-theatre-getting-redesigns-downtown-renovations-tourism

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Work is set to begin on Riverfront Plaza, between the Raising Cane’s River Center and the city dock, on Aug. 24.

The work will involve putting in new landscaping, lighting, removing some concrete, installing art and making the area handicap accessible. The work, which will cost $750,000, is expected to take six to eight months, Rhorer said.

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/article_594ee718-9fdd-11e8-9168-07e8efff841b.html

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THANK YOU Greg225 for posting this!!   So long ago I posted this OLD rendering IN 2006!

That is one narrow parcel-strip...no choice but to go "Vertical"...24-stories!!  Thank you Trahan...Changing the perception of Baton Rouge:thumbsup:

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Here is another NEW Rendering...i'm stoked...Hope the demand is there!

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Yup, this is definitely a high end concept for Baton Rouge. In New York City they're building super tall and slim high rise towers right now. Haha, I just thought, this'll almost be like our own Flatiron building.

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https://www.businessreport.com/article/trahan-unveils-plans-high-rise-luxury-condos-downtown-riverfront

Architect Trey Trahan is planning one of the most ambitious developments yet for downtown Baton Rouge—a 24-story, high rise of luxury condominiums overlooking the Mississippi River at the intersection of North Boulevard and River Road.

As envisioned, the development would be a sleek, glass pencil skyscraper with a ground-floor lobby and, above it, 23 one- and two-bedroom units of about 2,000 square feet each. Only one unit would comprise each floor.  

The building’s pencil design is necessitated by the dimensions of the property on which Trahan would build. It’s a lot of just 2,185 square feet he has owned for more than a decade. It’s situated behind Lafayette Park and across North Boulevard from the Old State Capitol grounds.

The building’s design would be unlike any other in Baton Rouge with 10-foot, floor-to-ceiling, exterior glass walls on three of the building’s four sides. The huge glass sheets would not be held in place by the metal frames or mullions that are typical in skyscrapers, which would enable residents to have an unparalleled view of the city.

“This changes the face of Baton Rouge and it changes the perception of Baton Rouge,” Trahan says. “It’s New York living, with the finest of stuff and the finest materials and finishes.”

The high rise would also be priced unlike anything else around. Trahan says units would sell for between $2 million and $2.5 million. He estimates the total price tag of the project would be more than $50 million. But then, high-rise construction is pricey. The cost of a tower crane alone, which is used in the building process, is more than $1 million.

Lenders have, so far, been interested in helping finance the project. But Trahan says financing will be contingent on his ability to secure commitments from buyers for 75% of the units—which would be at least 17. What’s more, those buyers must be willing to make a nonrefundable, down payment of 25%, or some $500,000 to $625,000.

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Spring levels up on the Mighty Mississip

Rotary’s centennial sculpture installation delayed by rising Mississippi River

https://www.businessreport.com/business/rotarys-centennial-sculpture-installation-delayed-by-rising-mississippi-river

Installation of a 14-foot high steel sculpture meant to commemorate the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge’s 100th year has been delayed since October by an unlikely foe: the Mississippi River.

The sculpture has been built and all the regulatory approvals have been obtained, says Beau Olinde, chair of Rotary’s Centennial Committee, but the Corps of Engineers says foundation work for the sculpture’s installation can’t begin until the river falls below 11 feet at its gauge in New Orleans.

“The river was unseasonably high (in October) and so we just didn’t get the window that traditionally you’d see,”

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Would like to see that sleek luxury high rise condo ^^^^ Posted by Dan 326 nearly a year ago!  As of a few months ago made a phone call...they said it was still in the works....

FINALLY ...

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/article_7997f7e8-d4b7-11e9-aaab-338b921ee84c.html

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LOL :lol:   I just posted in "Plan BR" on Tuesday! Missed the announcement from early August too!   SUCKS!  Should have known better ; always try to be optimistic ; but had doubts about this given the tract of land is simply tooo narrow.

  +  BR Is VERTICALLY Challenged!  NOTHING OVER 12 Floors since Late  80's

Attitude now is this fancy 25 story high rise stuff is for growing places like Austin & Nashville.....simply  is TOO MUCH for status quo Baton Rouge.  Disappointing ...over the years to see all of the potential High rises along the river flounder away.

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3 hours ago, richyb83 said:

LOL :lol:   I just posted in "Plan BR" on Tuesday! Missed the announcement from early August too!   SUCKS!  Should have known better ; always try to be optimistic ; but had doubts about this given the tract of land is simply tooo narrow.

  +  BR Is VERTICALLY Challenged!  NOTHING OVER 12 Floors since Late  80's

Attitude now is this fancy 25 story high rise stuff is for growing places like Austin & Nashville.....simply  is TOO MUCH for status quo Baton Rouge.  Disappointing ...over the years to see all of the potential High rises along the river flounder away.

Lol! Sorry I saw your post right after. Yup, I'm in Nashville now and it's impressive how much development they're getting. As for lil BR, well... Lol!

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Just realized RiverPlace  Condominium thread has been ARCHIVED:(....Last post Dec of '14

Still NO News on these TWO mostly vacant Blocks...WILL ANYTHING EVER HAPPEN???

Downtown & the Riverfront has come a long way ......building something NEW/ special on these  TWO Blocks would be Icing on the Cake

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(Left next to IBM /Lafayette 525 Block) ....Failed RiverPlace Tower from a decade ago; Berhard purchased  the tract ; which gave me some faint hope

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(right block) is where the failed 26-story  mixed-use Laurel Plaza back in 1999....now Owned by Hartley & Vey

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^ Such big plans & dreams for those undeveloped Riverfront blocks

This looks TRICKY!  Check this out  at the River Center RR  pedestrian  overpass! 

The Narrowest looking Bike Lane(Left) going down these steps  i have ever seen :shades:  Not sure if i'd attempt this or not?  Nice mural of the State Capitol BTW

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Something very similar to this is what i had envisioned for Baton Rouge's riverfront when the last River Place condo tower proposal was scrapped

This is the 30-story/405'ft  Residential Tower on Kirby Drive in Houston TX....would have easily been BR's 2nd Tallest behind the 450'ft State Capitol

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Yeah that would have been nice huh? Well we do atleast get 1 new tower during each building bubble so I'm sure we'll get another chance at some point. 

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On 2/6/2020 at 5:17 PM, richyb83 said:

 

 

(Left next to IBM /Lafayette 525 Block) ....Failed RiverPlace Tower from a decade ago; Berhard purchased  the tract ; which gave me some faint hope

 

 

 

Wait - when did Bernhard purchase it?    It would definitely be a nice location for a corporate office - especially one expecting to grow in size in the future.   You could technically fit two cityplace II sized towers and plenty of parking  (or a midrise office and adjacent hotel) there without anything crazy.

 

Had Riverplace been built when it was originally proposed, it would be old enough to require renovation by now.

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On 11/21/2020 at 5:18 PM, cajun said:

Wait - when did Bernhard purchase it?    It would definitely be a nice location for a corporate office - especially one expecting to grow in size in the future.   You could technically fit two cityplace II sized towers and plenty of parking  (or a midrise office and adjacent hotel) there without anything crazy.

 

Had Riverplace been built when it was originally proposed, it would be old enough to require renovation by now.

Ha ikr, that's crazy to think it was that long ago.

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