Leaders promise alterations to Highland Road in Old South BR
BATON ROUGE - A group promises changes to the neighborhoods along Highland Road between downtown and LSU and will start by upgrading the curb appeal of the police precinct serving this area.
Tuesday evening, the people known as the Highland Road Connect Committee met to talk about the future of Old South Baton Rouge. There is a push to develop new apartments, businesses and even a rail line.
Multi-story buildings would have elaborate facades and sidewalks and curbs would be well manicured, graphic renderings of the plans show.
"The good thing about it is this area already has a plan in place, we've been meeting with the planning staff and they have the plan of action that was put forth by the community," Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker said. "We're able to pull any project of that plan and say, 'let's get some shovels in the ground.'"
Wicker wants to focus immediately on sprucing up the precinct, which some have likened to a military base.
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