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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Amended 2010 Budget
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Signed Act No. 45 (HB697)
Signed Act No. 417 (HB 876)

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East Baton Rouge City/Parish Government

East Baton Rouge Planning Commission

Downtown Development District

Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

LA Department of Transportation
and Development

Baton Rouge Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau

Baton Rouge Business Report

Baton Rouge Community College

East Baton Rouge Comprehensive Master Plan

Foundation for Historical Louisiana

Louisiana Department of
Environmental Quality

Louisiana Recovery Authority

Louisiana State University

Southern University School of Architecture
Metropolitan Council

East Baton Rouge Mortgage
Finance Authority

East Baton Rouge Office of Community Development

Center for Planning Excellence

Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance


Louisiana Department of Economic Development

Habitat for Humanity of Greater
Baton Rouge

Foundation for Louisiana

Habitat for Humanity of Greater
Baton Rouge

East Baton Rouge Historic Preservation Commission


Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation

EBR Schools

Old South Baton Rouge Neighborhood