The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has taken the leadership role in master planning a world-class Water Campus to be built just south of the Mississippi River Bridge in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Lululemon, the trendy manufacturer of yoga apparel, is set to open a stand-alone store in the Acadian Village shopping center.
Plans are to open a 3,200-square-foot store by fall 2015. The store will be built on a parcel between Galatoire's Bistro and a Shell station, near the Perkins Road-Acadian Thruway intersection.
This will be the second stand-alone Lululemon location in the state, joining one at the Shops at Canal Place in New Orleans. The Vancouver-based company has more than 200 stores in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is the third national tenant's "first store in Baton Rouge" that Commercial Properties Realty Trust has recruited.
CPRT provides build-to-suit project services, allowing clients to leverage the capital, resources and expertise of an experienced commercial real estate developer while controlling the design, construction and management of new facilities themselves. Using this approach, clients can divest themselves of land acquisition and development responsibilities, allowing them to focus their human and capital resources on operating and growing their business.
On behalf of their clients, CPRT can assume all development responsibilities for new industrial, retail or office facilities. This turnkey solution includes site acquisition, architectural, engineering, construction and financing services to deliver an absolute net lease facility built to client specifications. Multiple projects can be efficiently delivered using prototype plans and form lease agreements, with rents determined by formula based on "open-book" project costs.
As the build-to-suit developer for one of the nation's largest integrated equipment services companies, CPRT is currently providing acquisition and development services for branch operations facilities ranging from 20,000 to 70,000 square feet in approximately 20 locations across the United States.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis of the Louisiana National Guard announced plans to establish a major cybersecurity center on the Water Campus south of downtown Baton Rouge. There, cybersecurity professionals from the Louisiana National Guard will conduct cyber missions alongside peers from LSU’s applied research affiliate, Stephenson Technologies Corp., and Radiance Technologies, a private defense contractor......
Construction began on the Heidelberg Hotel in 1927 with no formal plans, just a sketch on a
napkin and the details held in the mind of architect Edward Nield. In 1931, the hotel was brieﬂ y the Louisiana State Capitol during a power struggle between governor Huey P. Long and lieutenant governor Paul Cyr. Cyr declared the hotel as the capitol when Long refused to hand over power after winning a seat in the U.S. Senate.
On September 8, 1935, Huey P. Long was assassinated in the hall of the Capitol Building in Baton Rouge. The events in the Capitol that day have never been proven or explained.
Through the years there have been assorted reports of sightings in the halls of the hotel of an apparition accompanied by a strong and unmistakable cigar smell.
In 1982, the Heidelberg Hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in a successful attempt to prevent its demolition. Unfortunately, it has stood vacant since 1985. 2006 marked the 80th anniversary of the start of construction on the original structure. The hotel recently completed renovations bringing the Heidelberg and the Capitol House,
with their rich and colorful histories, together into the remarkable Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.
Global engineering and design firm Stantec announced they will be relocating their downtown office at 500 Main Street to the new Water Campus south of the Mississippi River I-10 bridge. Stantec will be moving to a new building located at 1200 Brickyard Lane. . . Read More >
RALEIGH, N.C. – Tin Roof Beer Concepts has signed a lease for a new restaurant and brewery location at 5401 North, a traditional neighborhood development . . . Read More >
Today Mayor-President Melvin L. "Kip" Holden unveiled a new City-Parish initiative called "Green Park Baton Rouge", a program that will let drivers of electric cars charge . . . Read More >
Baton Rouge, LA. – Representatives from Commercial Properties Realty Trust, Walk-ON's Bistreaux & Bar and Americana held a ground breaking celebration for three new buildings . . . Read More ->