The Downtown Development District, in conjunction with the East Baton Rouge City-Parish, has received the Great Places Award from the Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association for the transformation of River Road into a 'complete street.' The award was accepted yesterday by Davis Rhorer, Executive Director of the Downtown Development District & Whitney Cooper, Development Project Director at the annual conference in Houma, La.
The true success of River Road is reflected in the thousands of people that can be seen sharing opportunities and enjoying the spectacular, sweeping views of the Mississippi River.
The success of River Road is made possible by those that support our mission to enabling Downtown Baton Rouge to grow and develop into an exciting place to live, work, and play.
We are extremely grateful to Mayor President "Kip" Holden, the Metropolitan Council, the Department of Public Works, and the designers that provided valuable insight and project direction. Please see the links below for more about the project.