Saturday, January 21, 2006

Downtown Baton Rouge Continues To Grow

I am continually amazed at the amount of development happening in downtown Baton Rouge. We have seen the downtown area try to come to life over the past 25 years, first with the 1984 Catfish Town development of restaurants and shops - which is now one of our Casinos - and now, with the Shaw Entertainment Center bringing in wonderful entertainment as well as sporting a fabulous restaurant, downtown is coming back to life.

Some of the plans for downtown include the building of a high rise condominum overlooking the Mississippi River. I have looked at the plans for this building and it looks like an amazing project. Several more condominium projects are in the works - some include multi-use developments and others are strictly residential. The new Red Stick Lofts off Nicholson are designed after a development in Houston and are a design we have not seen here before.

Baton Rouge is in a growth phase - as it was pre-Katrina - and hopefully we will see downtown reviatlized with these new projects! It certainly is an exciting time to be involved in real estate!

1 comment:

Gena said...

Pat,
It is so refreshing to read 'positive' news and comments about Baton Rouge. Thank you for the information and showing everyone there is growth in your beloved city.