Our Mission
To transform the quality of life for all citizens who live, work and play in East Baton Rouge Parish by returning blighted properties to productive use, fostering redevelopment through facilitating partnerships, and creating a vibrant, globally competitive community while preserving character of place.

The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority (RDA) was created by the 2007 Louisiana Legislature. We are governed by a five-member Board ofCommissioners, appointed by the Mayor-President, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and Baton Rouge Area Chamber. Our goals are to transform the quality of life for all citizens; foster redevelopment in disinvested areas; facilitate partnerships; create a vibrant, competitive community; and preserve and enhance sense of place.

The RDA began operations in February 2009 with the following priorities for its first year:
• Organizational development;
• Funding;

• Project development; and
• Community engagement and partnership building.

With these goals and priorities in mind, we carefully assembled a staff of twelve, and canvassed the Parish to view underserved areas and gain a better understanding of citizens’ visions, concerns, and priorities. This on-the-ground research revealed critical needs in our community that we started to address in the our first three years, such as attainable housing, gap financing, home and small business rehabilitation, brownfields redevelopment, and neighborhood planning. Together with our citizens and elected officials, we will continue to build a better East Baton Rouge Parish.

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1509 Government Street

In early 2014, The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority received the donation of a vacant, 6-acre site located at 1509 Government Street from Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC. In 2014, the RDA hired Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, creators of the Master Plan for Downtown Baton Rouge, to develop a strategic pre-development plan to stimulate economic development, encourage private sector reinvestment, and revitalize the Mid-City district.  DPZ delivered a plan based on best practices and local input that reflects the best use of the property to meet the needs of the Mid City community. The plan set forth a strategy for the redevelopment of the Entergy Site which can serve as a catalyst and model for the redevelopment of the larger Mid-City district. The plan is available here for public viewing. 

In the fall of 2015, EBRRA issued a Request for Expressions of Interest to select a creative development partner for this signature site to activate Government Street and catalyze reinvestment. To learn more about this process, please visit www.ebrra-entergy.weebly.com. EBRRA has recently entered into an agreement with Weinstein Nelson to develop the site into a mixed-use destination. Weinstein Nelson's proposed plan for the redevelopment of the Entergy Site can be found here. Demolition of the site is currently underway. Phase I completion is slated for December 2019. 

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Mid City Pre Development Plan
The Advocate
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"We’re so pleased to partner with the RDA – an organization with the vision to redevelop properties while maintaining their historical value"- Entergy Gulf States Louisiana