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Away from downtown, BR's future could be medicine

2 years 8 months 1 day ago September 24, 2014 Sep 24, 2014 Wednesday, September 24 2014 September 24, 2014 10:07 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Designers planning the future of the city envision connecting medical facilities on Perkins, Essen and Bluebonnet together to form a medical corridor.

Plans were discussed with members of the community Wednesday evening. People in attendance supported the idea but worried about an increase in traffic.

Planners said they would like to see more sidewalks, paths and better transit options between the numerous hospitals, doctors offices and Pennington research facility that already line the streets of this area of the city. The master plan also includes LSU's new medical school.

Any development is about five years away and would be modeled after a district in New York.
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