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.

RDA Business Plan
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Bylaws & Budget
2018 Budget
2017 Budget
2016 Budget
2013 Budget
2012 Budget
2011 Budget

Amended 2010 Budget
2010 Budget

Signed Act No. 45 (HB697)
Signed Act No. 417 (HB 876)

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The RDA objective is to focus resources for strategic impact. The map shows how our work targets the urban core of Baton Rouge which has the greatest concentration of areas in need of revitalization. 

Completed Projects

New Markets Tax Credits
The Emerge Center
7784 Innovation Park Dr.
ExxonMobil YMCA
7717 Howell Boulevard
Hampton Inn & Suites
462 Lafayette Street

Honeywell International Inc.
2966 Lupine Avenue
Americana YMCA
401 Liberty Way, Zachary, LA

Gap Finance – Affordable Housing
Autumn Place
5656 McClelland Drive
Willow Creek
5876 Quida Mae Drive
One Stop
153 North 17th Street
Hooper Springs
5150 Hooper Road
Renaissance Gateway
650 North Ardenwood Drive
(formerly Ardenwood Apartments)

The Elysian
Spanish Town Road & N. 12th Street
Wesley Chapel
10008 Avenue L
Elm Street Apartments
4250 Elm Drive
Cypress Springs
5150 Hooper Road

GAP FINANCE – Commerical Development
Model Block/Darrensbourg Building
Government Street, Mid City

Business Improvement Grants
All In Favor
8818 Scotland Avenue
Istrouma Mattress
3538 Plank Road
College Barbership
1901 Swan
Tessier Building
324 Lafayette Street
2607 N. 38th Street
Renaissance Center
2783 Plank Road
Ogden Park Market
3001 Choctaw Drive
Broadmoor Shopping Center

9620 Florida Blvd.
Colonial Shopping Center
5910 Airline Highway
Choctaw Village
3803-3973 Choctaw Drive
Buddy Stewart Music Foundation
1712 North Acadian Thruway

Active Projects

New Markets Tax Credits
No current projects

Gap Finance – Affordable Housing
LaFleur Melrose East Development
The Elysian II

Business Improvement Grants

No current projects

Special Projects
196 acre planning area north of Melrose East CIP
Electric Depot- Entergy (1509 Government Street) Redevelopment
6 acre planning area