Downtown Development District - A Passion for Progress

To: DDD Commission
Downtown Stakeholders

Re: DDD Commission Meeting, Agenda

Our May DDD Commission meeting will be held at the LSU Museum of Art : Turner Gallery, Shaw Center, 3rd Floor, 100 Lafayette Street at 8 am on Tuesday, May 12th.

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 LSU Museum of Art for hosting us.

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


DDD Commission Meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 8:00 a.m.
LSU Museum of Art - Turner Gallery, 3rd Floor
100 Lafayette Street

1. Call to Order
2. Declare Quorum
3. Approve Agenda
4. Approve April 14, 2009 Minutes
5. Board Action
6. Update from Previous Board Meeting

a. Governmental Issues

  • Hotel King
  • Cultural District
    Became effective May 1st, 2009
    Held meeting with business owners and gave them an overview

b. Development Initiatives

  • Kress Update
  • Downtown Improvements
    Florida Street @ River Road
    River Road improvements from pedestrian bridge to North Boulevard
    Beautification under I-110
    St. Louis and St. Ferdinand conversion
  • Plan Baton Rouge II Update
    Rex Cabaniss
  • Town Square Public Open House - May 28, 2009, 5:30pm-7:30pm Old State Capitol
  • Baton Rouge Hilton Capitol Center
    Awarded four-diamond status by AAA
  • Downtown events Procedures & Guidelines Draft
  • Welcome New Downtown Businesses
    Stroube's Chophouse


  • Live After Five - May 8,
  • Sunday in the Park - April 5 - May 17th
  • Free Lunchtime Lagniappe with Images from the Past- May 6th -June 3rd Louisiana State Museum
  • Louisiana All Veterans Reunion - May 15th - May 17th
  • Beauregard Gallery Presents Paper and Clay - May 15th
  • Light up the Levee (HAART - HIV/AIDS) - May 17th
  • FHL National Preservation Month -Monthly meeting - May 20th
  • Run for the Children (St. Jude Children's Research) - May 23rd

7. Ongoing Projects

  • Center for Planning Excellence

8. Correspondence

9. Public Comment

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