Posted: Oct 5, 2013 10:59 AM
Source: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE - The Onyx building at the corner of Third and Convention streets downtown Baton Rouge will be redeveloped into a mixed-use property including apartments and commercial space.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/19USmsy) that conversion work could begin this coming week.
The first steps will be removing exterior marble panels, says Tina Rance, spokeswoman for Commercial Properties Realty Trust, which is redeveloping the shuttered building and has a long-term lease on the state-owned property.
Commercial Properties will spend $6 million to redevelop the property, which has been renamed The Onyx Residences. Plans are to have 28 one- and two-bedroom apartments built above 5,600 square feet of commercial space.
The revamped building is expected to open in fall 2014.
Image taken from www.cprt.com.