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Discussion will focus on creating Health District in BR

2 years 2 months 6 days ago November 11, 2014 Nov 11, 2014 Tuesday, November 11 2014 November 11, 2014 4:06 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Planners will unveil ideas to create a medical Mecca in an area of the city already filled with health care industries.

Concepts for the Health District will be showcased at a meeting on November 18th. The discussion will be at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Click HERE to read more about the project and to RSVP to the meeting next week.

Designers will share thoughts on linking the Essen, Perkins and Bluebonnet areas together through a series of land use, transportation and community decisions that are meant to bridge the gap between health care facilities. Planners hope to create a blueprint for the hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, destination shopping, dining, parks and established neighborhoods in the area.

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation expects about $500 million in new medical facilities to open in the area in the next ten years.
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