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On 2/14/2021 at 5:13 PM, richyb83 said:

More Burdens for the gardens....CLEAN UP PLEASE! ""article says like a "giant toilet flush"  :angry: after the heavy rains the other day.

New video shows litter washing into Baton Rouge watershed

Photographer Marie Constantin, who over the past year has single-handedly launched a citizen campaign to clean up the litter that flows from drainage canals into creeks, bayous and beyond, recorded a video around midday Thursday of stormwater carrying litter down Ward’s Creek and into an area of low-lying wetlands at the LSU Burden Gardens.

“It was like watching a Mardi Gras parade of Styrofoam cups,” says Constantin, who filmed the video near Concord Estates. “Then, I ran over to Burden and it was a floating, massive mess and stuff was entering there.”

Ward’s Creek naturally drains into the wetlands at Burden, bringing literally tons of discarded bottles, cans, Styrofoam cups and other trash in its wake, as detailed in a recent cover story in Business Report.

A heavy rain, like Thursday morning’s, exacerbates the problem, serving as what Constantin compares to a “massive toilet flush.”

https://www.businessreport.com/business/new-video-shows-litter-washing-into-watershed

Litter flows into Baton Rouge wetland from untreated stormwater in Ward Creek

 

90% chance that's from the flood 5 years ago and no one noticed until recently.

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This is exciting news about the potential mixed use development in the Heath district.  Lets just hope the developers think 'outside the box' and not just erect a typical boring structure like many of

Here are the actual renderings from the Master Plan Document. They're big enough that if you download them, you can use them as a laptop/computer wallpaper:    

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THEY NOTICED!   The ribbon of dark green canopy looks cool on Google Earth aerials...have to preserve this urban watershed.   Wish  bike trails would be built along Bayou Duplantier(that flows into Ward's Creek) ..connecting LSU/University Lake to Perkins Community Park/ Medical Corridor (still cant get used to Health District)....

Effort to clean up Baton Rouge watershed scores small victory in Legislature

https://www.businessreport.com/politics/effort-to-clean-up-baton-rouge-watershed-scores-small-victory-in-legislature

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EYESORE: This collection of some 81 tons of garbage from homes and vehicles across south Baton Rouge traveled along Wards Creek before settling on property in a wooded area off Essen Lane near the LSU Burden Museum and Gardens

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The new Dawson Park condo's Set to "OPEN May 10th" in the heart of the Health District .....off Summa Ave. btwn Essen & Bluebonnet....bordering the west side of BR General Bluebonnet

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7 hours ago, cajun said:

I think your map might be a little off.  

 

How?  Click on that small BOX Bottom Left....updated Satellite shows it

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14 hours ago, richyb83 said:

How?  Click on that small BOX Bottom Left....updated Satellite shows it

 On my screen it's a map of Dawson Ball field in Wisconsin. :lol:

 

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Looks like  Dawson Park wont be ready May 10th lololol....that's what the billboard said...prolly some delays

Every new  residential & new office buildings should have a minimal of 4 floors. Some density; A City within a City in the Health District

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On 5/4/2021 at 10:21 PM, richyb83 said:

Looks like  Dawson Park wont be ready May 10th lololol....that's what the billboard said...prolly some delays

Every new  residential & new office buildings should have a minimal of 4 floors. Some density; A City within a City in the Health District

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Given that so little of the the remaining developable land is outside of the flood zone, they not only need to increase density of housing in Baton Rouge, but they need to also reduce the width of the standard middle class suburban lot size to 45'-50'.     Make them a little deeper if they need to make space for a yard and pool, but people need to be encouraged to build UP and not out.  

 

Definitely only after I build my house though.  :)

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19 minutes ago, cajun said:

Given that so little of the the remaining developable land is outside of the flood zone, they not only need to increase density of housing in Baton Rouge, but they need to also reduce the width of the standard middle class suburban lot size to 45'-50'.     Make them a little deeper if they need to make space for a yard and pool, but people need to be encouraged to build UP and not out.  

 

Definitely only after I build my house though.  :)

Lol! I was thinking the same thing.

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Given that so little of the the remaining developable land is outside of the flood zone, they not only need to increase density of housing in Baton Rouge, but they need to also reduce the width of the standard middle class suburban lot size to 45'-50'.     Make them a little deeper if they need to make space for a yard and pool, but people need to be encouraged to build UP and not out.  
 
Definitely only after I build my house though. 
Do you think an urban growth boundary would have any popularity?

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On 5/7/2021 at 4:30 PM, Antrell Williams said:

Do you think an urban growth boundary would have any popularity?

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What would be the purpose?

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On 5/7/2021 at 4:30 PM, Antrell Williams said:

Do you think an urban growth boundary would have any popularity?

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No probably not.  I do support state or local groups buying large swaths of land for nature/forest preserves though.  In fact a large park or three would be welcome in the Baton Rouge-New Orleans-Hammond area.   

I actually think SE Louisiana will eventually be one giant city/suburban area between Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and the northshore.    Outside of the swamps or lakes, you won't see much of a difference in the pattern of development.  And that honestly won't be a bad thing if we can curtail flooding and build up alternative means of transport (rail in particular).   But I think the default lot size for single family homes should be 46' x 115', which should put the home/lot sizes pretty close to what is available in some areas in Baton Rouge (Hidden Ridge, for instance).   Must include sidewalks, subsurface drainage, and underground utilities - which is hard to do in unincorporated areas with no sewer.    More distant areas should default to 60'x125', which is closer to Woodridge.    

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