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International Downtown Association Merit Award in Planning
DDD wins global award for 'greenway' project

The Downtown Development District is proud to announce that it has won the International Downtown Association (IDA) Merit Award in Planning for the proposed Downtown Greenway project. This is the fourth consecutive year that the DDD has won an award from the IDA, which represents downtowns across the globe. Executive Director Davis Rhorer, has also been elected to sit on the IDA board of directors.

The Downtown Greenway, still in the planning stages, is a three-mile network of bike/pedestrian pathways downtown that will connect seven BREC parks and improve ties between downtown and inner city neighborhoods.

Funding for planning/design for the greenway project continues to move forward and partial funding for implementation is also in place. Work continues on developing the 'scope of services' for a solicitation of an RFQ, and notification of additional grant request(s) for implementation funds will be announced in November.

Davis Rhorer accepting award
from IDA Board of Directors in
Charlotte, North Carolina.
"This award and other recent recognition is a testament of the twenty-four years of hard work, committment and dedication exhibited by the DDD staff, Commission, and public and private leadership under current and previous boards who have worked tirelessly in the pursuit of success for Downtown Baton Rouge. Winning an IDA award for a fourth year in a row is a true testament to their caliber. As with any award, it is a gauge of our effectiveness and impact on the downtown community. We will not be satisfied until we bring Baton Rouge to the next tier of cities as we strive to become the next great river city, a place that everyone will want to call home."

- Cheri Ausberry, DDD Chairwoman

View the IDA ward presentation and Downtown Greenway summary

For more information on the Downtown Development District, visit our website.

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