Downtown Development District - A Passion for Progress

To: DDD Commission
Downtown Stakeholders

Re: DDD Commission Meeting, Agenda

Our March DDD Commission meeting will be held at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette Street at 8 am on Tuesday, March 10th. We will meet in the Heidelberg Ballroom on the 10th floor

Please mark your calendars to attend this important meeting. Join us as we discuss a number of exciting projects in various stages of development, new businesses opening up downtown and new development initiatives.

We will begin promptly at 8 am. Attached below is the agenda for your perusal and we thank the Hilton Capitol Center for hosting us.

See you on Tuesday at 8 am and please let me know if you have any questions.


DDD Commission Meeting
Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 8:00 a.m.
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette Street
10th Floor Ballroom

1. Call to Order
2. Declare Quorum
3. Approve Agenda
4. Approve February 10, 2009 Minutes
5. Board Action
6. Update from Previous Board Meeting

a. Governmental Issues

  • Appropriations Request for FY09 for Riverfront Transportation Improvements
    Submitted Appropriations Request for FY10 for Riverfront Transportation Improvements
  • Arts & Entertainment District certified as a Cultural District
    Metro-Council Request
  • New Markets Tax Credits Program

b. Development Initiatives

  • Plan Baton Rouge II Update
    Rex Cabaniss
    Consultant Team Visit - March 30 & 31
    Public Meeting, Old State Capitol March 30, 2009, at 5:30pm
  • Downtown events Procedures & Guidelines Outline
  • Arts & Entertainment District-trash issues
    David Guillory-DPW
  • Greening of Downtown Baton Rouge
    Baton Rouge Green donation
    "Wave of Green"-Tulane University Alumni national tree planting campaign
  • Welcome New Downtown Businesses
    Regions Bank - II City Plaza - Linda Drummond
    Cornerstone - 703 Laurel Street- Mark Drennan


  • Baton Rouge Green On-Line Tree Sale Deadline is March 13th (
  • ASLA State Convention, Shaw Center for the Arts - March 14th
  • LRCE 5K Run - March 21st
  • Happy's Running Club 5k - April 4th
  • Sunday in the Park - April 5 - May 17th
  • Providence Corporate Cup - April 18th
  • LSU Museum of Art "Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession" thru April 19th

7. Ongoing Projects

  • Center for Planning Excellence

8. Correspondence
9. Public Comment

227 Florida Street Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801(225) 389-5520 TEL(225) 389-5523 FAX

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