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OH YEAH...Hope y'all have a Happy/Safe/Blessed New Year!!:thumbsup:

DDD Commission Meeting
January 10, 2017, 8:00 a.m.
Raising Cane's River Center - Meeting Rooms 9 & 10, 275 S. River Road

AGENDA

1. Call to Order

2. Declare Quorum

3. Approve Agenda

4. Approve December 13, 2016 Minutes

5. Board Action

6. Update from Previous Board Meeting

a. Governmental Issues
  • Nominating Committee
b. Development Initiatives
  • Third Street Developments
  • Rehabilitation Tax Credit Study
  • Southern University Announcement
  • Lofts @ 6C Groundbreaking
  • Downtown Greenway
  • River Road Multi-Use Pathway
  • Riverfront Plaza
  • Dock Shade Structure
  • City Hall Plaza
  • Downtown Maintenance Committee
  • New Businesses
  • Events
    • Louisiana Marathon - January 13 - 15
    • MLK March - January 16
    • Baton Rouge 200 - January 17
    • Louisiana Right to Life - January 21
    • Red Stick Roux Rally - February 4
    • Mardi Gras Parades
    • Christmas Parade - December 10
    • Belle of Baton Rouge Events
    • Preserve Louisiana/Old Governor's Mansion
    • Manship Theatre / LSU MOA
    • Capitol Park Museum
    • Old State Capitol
    • River Center Events
    • LASM
    • USS KIDD

7. Strategic Plan

a. Plan Baton Rouge II

8. Ongoing Projects

  • CPEX
  • BREADA
  • DBA

9. Correspondence

10. Public Comment

 

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DDD Commission Meeting
February 14, 2017, 8:00 a.m.
Kean Miller LLP, II City Plaza 7th Floor

AGENDA

1. Call to Order

2. Declare Quorum

3. Approve Agenda

4. Approve January 10, 2017 Minutes

5. Board Action

6. Update from Previous Board Meeting

a. Governmental Issues
 

b. Development Initiatives
 
img-spacer.gif Third Street Developments
img-spacer.gif Federal Historic Tax Credits
img-spacer.gif Spencer Calahan Law Offices
img-spacer.gif 200 Laurel Street
img-spacer.gif Downtown Greenway
img-spacer.gif River Road Multi-Use Pathway
img-spacer.gif Riverfront Plaza
img-spacer.gif Dock Shade Structure
img-spacer.gif City Hall Plaza
img-spacer.gif Downtown Maintenance Committee
img-spacer.gif Town Square Beacon
  New Businesses
img-spacer.gif Events
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - CI-Group Open House - February 16
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Mardi Gras Parades - February 17,18,19,25
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Mardi Gras Festival - February 25
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - B.R. Arts Market - March 4, April 1
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - LAF Reveal Party - March 8
    - OLOL Children's Hospital Amazing Half Marathon - March 10-12
    - Belle of Baton Rouge
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Preserve Louisiana/Old Governor's Mansion
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Manship Theatre Events / LSU MOA
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Capitol Park Museum
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Old State Capitol
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - River Center Events
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - BRSO
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - LASM
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - USS Kidd

7. Strategic Plan

a. Plan Baton Rouge II

8. Ongoing Projects
 
img-spacer.gif CPEX
img-spacer.gif BREADA
img-spacer.gif DBA

9. Correspondence

10. Public Comment

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I'm just guessing that's were it will be located.

https://www.businessreport.com/article/baton-rouge-attorney-spencer-calahan-planning-8-5-million-downtown-office-building

Baton Rouge attorney Spencer Calahan planning $8.5M downtown office building

Spencer Calahan has begun work to build a new five-story office building in downtown Baton Rouge near the Pastime Restaurant at 252 South Blvd. that will cost the attorney between $8.5 million and $9 million.

GraceHebert Architects is designing the building, which will be located at the corner of South Boulevard and St. Louis Street.

Work crews have already started demolishing a number of aging houses on the site, and construction of the building is set to begin this summer. Calahan expects the building to be completed about 14 months after ground is broken.

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Thanks Dan..was just about to post....that 5-story building should look nice at that location !  :thumbsup: Interesting how the street entrance will be dug into the elevated ground...

Looking forward taking pics of the on- going construction projects around the area!

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So that's why my friend had to vacate the house you see on the corner. 

Renderings look fantastic, it will fit in perfectly on that block. 

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Nice building.  

Would have preferred tort reform.

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The Lofts @ 6 C going Vertical

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Beauregard Quarters....Napoleon @ America Street

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In the back...w tip State Capitol in background abt ten blocks away

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Louisiana Associated General Contractors and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors are teaming up to develop a cool  new little four-story office at the intersection of North Street & Sixth

Sorry pic (facing west/Main Street Market off pic/right) not the best angle...saw a nice rendering somewhere a while back; but can't locate it

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DDD Commission Meeting
March 14, 2017, 8:00 a.m.
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel Street, 2nd Floor

AGENDA

1. Call to Order

2. Declare Quorum

3. Approve Agenda

4. Approve February 14, 2017 Minutes

5. Board Action

6. Update from Previous Board Meeting

a. Governmental Issues
img-spacer.gif FUTUREBR Public Open House

b. Development Initiatives
 
img-spacer.gif Ebb & Flow Festival
img-spacer.gif Third Street Developments
img-spacer.gif Downtown Greenway
img-spacer.gif River Road Multi-Use Pathways
img-spacer.gif Bike Share
img-spacer.gif Riverfront Plaza
img-spacer.gif Dock Shade Structure
img-spacer.gif City Hall Plaza
img-spacer.gif Downtown Maintenance Committee
img-spacer.gif Rotary Centennial Project
  New Businesses
img-spacer.gif Events
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Glory & Gumbo - March 17, 24, 31, & April 7
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Bloom Art & Music Festival - March 18
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Providence Corporate Cup - March 25
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Ebb & Flow Festival - April 1 & 2
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Live After Five - April 7, 14, 21, 28
    - The Color Run - April 8
      Baton Rouge Blues Festival - April 8 & 9
    - Belle of Baton Rouge
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Preserve Louisiana/Old Governor's Mansion
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Manship Theatre Events / LSU MOA
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Capitol Park Museum
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - Old State Capitol
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - River Center Events
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - BRSO
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - LASM
img-spacer.gif img-spacer.gif - USS Kidd

7. Strategic Plan

a. Plan Baton Rouge II

8. Ongoing Projects
 
img-spacer.gif CPEX
img-spacer.gif BREADA
img-spacer.gif DBA

9. Correspondence

10. Public Comment

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DDD Commission Meeting
April 11, 2017, 8:00 a.m.
Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth Street

AGENDA

1. Call to Order

2. Declare Quorum

3. Approve Agenda

4. Approve March 14, 2017 Minutes

5. Board Action
 
img-spacer.gif Budget Supplement

6. Governmental Issues

7. Update from Previous Board Meeting

8. Development Initiatives
 
img-spacer.gif Third Street Developments
img-spacer.gif Downtown Greenway
img-spacer.gif North Boulevard Town Square Phase II
img-spacer.gif Dock Shade Structure
img-spacer.gif City Hall Plaza
img-spacer.gif Downtown Maintenance Committee
img-spacer.gif Rotary Centennial Project
  Development Toolkit / Pardon Our Progress Marketing Piece
img-spacer.gif New Businesses

9. Events
 
img-spacer.gif Live After Five - April 14, 21, 28
img-spacer.gif First Baptist Church Family Day - April 15
img-spacer.gif 3rd Annual Third Street Songwriters Festival
img-spacer.gif FUMC Easter Sunrise Service - April 16
img-spacer.gif OLOL Driving the Future - April 27
img-spacer.gif MS Walk - April 29
img-spacer.gif Happy's 5K - April 29
img-spacer.gif Boys and Girls Club Field Day - May 5
img-spacer.gif Baton Rouge Arts Market - May 6
img-spacer.gif Preserve Louisiana/ Old Governor's Mansion
  Manship Theatre/ LSU MOA
img-spacer.gif Capitol Park Museum
  Old State Capitol
  River Center Events
  LASM
  USS KIDD

10. Strategic Plan
 
img-spacer.gif Plan Baton Rouge II

11. Ongoing Projects
 
img-spacer.gif CPEX
img-spacer.gif BREADA
img-spacer.gif DBA

12. Correspondence

13. Public Comment

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Posted (edited)

On 3/5/2017 at 9:09 PM, richyb83 said:

Louisiana Associated General Contractors and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors are teaming up to develop a cool  new little four-story office at the intersection of North Street & Sixth

Sorry pic (facing west/Main Street Market off pic/right) not the best angle...saw a nice rendering somewhere a while back; but can't locate it

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Here is the rendering

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The Elysian II will bring 100 additional units downtown, offering 51 affordable units and 49 market rate. The total cost of the project is $17.2 million, including financing assistance from several sources. Construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2017.

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32 minutes ago, richyb83 said:

Here is the rendering

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courtesy of DDD

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The Elysian II will bring 100 additional units downtown, offering 51 affordable units and 49 market rate. The total cost of the project is $17.2 million, including financing assistance from several sources. Construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2017.

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Neat looking AGC building.   

 

As far as the Eylsian....the original came out a lot cheaper looking than the renderings.   Not wild about it.

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Neat, the AGC building looks nice and big.

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2 hours ago, richyb83 said:

What's going to replace the demolished Public Defender's Bldg??

 

Rhorer said space left over from demolition of the Public Defender's building likely will be used to expand the East River Center Parking Garage.

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DDD Commission Meeting
May 9, 2017, 8:00 a.m.
Trademark on Third, 326 Third Street

AGENDA

1. Call to Order

2. Declare Quorum

3. Approve Agenda

4. Approve April 11, 2017 Minutes

5. Board Action

6. Governmental Issues

7. Update from Previous Board Meeting
 
img-spacer.gif Budget Supplement

8. Development Initiatives
 
img-spacer.gif Development Updates
img-spacer.gif Riverfront / Nightlife Oversight
img-spacer.gif Forte & Tablada
img-spacer.gif Downtown Greenway
img-spacer.gif North Boulevard Town Square Phase II
img-spacer.gif City Hall Plaza
img-spacer.gif Downtown Maintenance Committee
  Cane Land Distillery
  Development Toolkit Update
img-spacer.gif New Businesses

9. Events
 
img-spacer.gif Annual Police Officer's Memorial Service - May 11
img-spacer.gif Crawfish King Cook Off - May 12
img-spacer.gif LiveAfter Five - 14, 21, 28
img-spacer.gif LUMCON Event - May 20
img-spacer.gif Red Wig Walk - May 20
img-spacer.gif For Our Fallen Hump March - May 26
img-spacer.gif St. Jude Run for the Children - May 27
img-spacer.gif Baton Rouge Concert Band - May 29
img-spacer.gif Baton Rouge Arts Market - June 3
  CANN 5K - June 3
  Baton Rouge Peace Fest - June 3
img-spacer.gif Preserve Louisiana/ Old Governor's Mansion
  Manship Theatre/ LSU MOA
img-spacer.gif Capitol Park Museum
  Old State Capitol
  River Center Events
  LASM
  USS KIDD

10. Strategic Plan
 
img-spacer.gif Plan Baton Rouge II

11. Ongoing Projects
 
img-spacer.gif CPEX
img-spacer.gif BREADA
img-spacer.gif DBA

12. Correspondence

13. Public Comment

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I went to school with the sneaker shop's owners wife.
I like it, comment section is a mess as usual.

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Cane Land Distilling is set to open later this month. As Daily Report previously reported, the new distillery will open its doors to the public May 20 after a VIP event the day previous. The business sources the sugar to distill its rum and other spirits from farms in Pointe Coupee Parish and will feature a tasting room.

Good spot next to the haunted house.  

IMO that section of St. Phillip will need street parking very soon.   They could easily add it to the right side by narrowing the existing lanes on St Louis by 1' each.   That's how they fit the right turn lane at South Blvd.

And the buildings on that stretch mostly address the street.   It's an ideal candidate for right hand side street parking between Government and South Blvd.   

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that is the connection between Downtown and the new Water District.   It needs to be improved.

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Pieces of the puzzle have finally been coming together for Downtown BR

New apartments spur downtown population growth

Spurred by a wave of upscale apartment construction in the central business district, the population of downtown Baton Rouge grew by 5 percent in 2016.

There are now 9,099 people living in the neighborhood, most of them single and many of them with higher incomes, according to the 2017 Downtown Toolkit released earlier this month by the Downtown Development District.

“The new developments are all doing extremely well,” said Davis Rhorer, executive director of the Downtown Development District. “They’re all pretty much full or right below it.”

There's been a boom in apartment construction in the central business district in recent years. In 2015, the 440 on Third and 525 Lafayette developments opened, adding 150 units. In 2016, the 93-unit Commerce Building redevelopment at Laurel and Third streets opened, along with the 28-unit Onyx Residences at the corner of Third and Convention streets and the seven-unit Grand Lady redevelopment at 310 Convention. In January, the 18-unit Maritime One building, across the street from the Raising Cane’s River Center, opened.

Over the past five years, the Downtown Development District says there has been more than $158 million invested in residential housing in the downtown area.

The market isn’t cooling off. Three complexes are under construction: the Lofts @ 6C, a 142-unit development that is being built at the corner of Florida and Sixth streets; the 25-unit Beauregard Quarters development at Napoleon and America streets; and the six-unit redevelopment of the Saltz Building at 442 Main St.

Construction should start soon on The Elysian II, a 100-unit mixed-income development at 1120 Spanish Town Road. And Collis Temple is redeveloping the 52-unit DeVille Apartment complex at the intersection of North and 11th streets.

John O. Hearin, who is developing the Lofts @ 6C, said he’s been bullish on the downtown housing market for about five or six years. Now, the area has major employers such as state government and IBM; necessary amenities for residents, such as the Matherne’s Market and Prescriptions to Geaux pharmacy; and new housing.

“It’s not one piece; it’s several pieces,” he said. “It’s taken many years to fit all of the pieces together.”

*Rest of article

http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/article_52a4bef8-3b32-11e7-be30-affd53805c35.html

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15,000 people would be a good goal for 2030 if they can keep the demographics similar to what they are today.   That many younger people with decent income in a relatively small area will end up attracting major national shopping chains, specialty grocery stores, theaters, etc.  

The district on its own would have the tax base to make neighborhood changes and improvements.

I would say that 15,000 would be attainable by 2025, but I suspect that the "downtown east" and "old south" areas will also see some improvements in that time frame.   Downtown would become the more established, higher end area (particularly with a few newer high/mid rise residential buildings) surrounded by younger and more middle class areas (similar to what downtown is today).  

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