A project of the FutureBR Implementation Team, hosted by the Mayor's office of the City of Baton Rouge - Parish of East Baton Rouge, Center for Planning Excellence, and Mid City Redevelopment Alliance, Better Block BR will be a two day demonstration project coming to Government Street in Mid City on April 13th and 14th, 2013, exploring possibilities for transforming the corridor into a vibrant and safe destination for pedestrians and cyclists, while maintaining quality road design that optimizes traffic flow and access to businesses.

With support from Stantec (formerly ABMB), Baton Rouge Area Chamber, BR Walls Project, East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority, elbow/room, Launch Media, Mid City Merchants, and a host of volunteer residents and businesses, the installation will offer all users of a two block stretch (from Bedford to Beverly) a chance to experience new designs for the road, parking, sidewalks, landscaping, business fa├žades, and bike lanes. This event is all about community participation, so look for chances to give input ahead of the event, feedback during and after the event, and opportunities to stay engaged in ongoing community development. Thank you for supporting Better Block BR!

Questions? Contact us at betterblockbr [at] gmail [dot] com

Want to get involved? Fill out a volunteer form


  • Mayor's office of the City of Baton Rouge - Parish of East Baton Rouge
  • Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX)
  • Mid City Redevelopment Alliance (MCRA)
  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC)
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • BREC
  • BR Walls
  • Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation (CBBR)
  • East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority
  • elbow/room
  • Launch Media
  • Makaira Landscape
  • Mid City Merchants
  • PODS
  • Stantec (formerly ABMB)

Project Partners

  • 225 Magazine
  • American Planning Association (Capital Section of the Louisiana Chapter)
  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School
  • Big G’s Nursery
  • Bricks and Bombs
  • Catholic High School
  • Coca-Cola 
  • Community Coffee
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Downtown Duplicating
  • Garden District Nursery
  • Giraphic Prints
  • Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
  • Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful
  • La Carreta
  • Lamar Advertising
  • Landscape Depot
  • Letterman's Blue Print & Supply Co.
  • Louisiana Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Louisiana Office Supply
  • Mid City Bikes
  • Neighborland
  • Pro Print
  • Raising Cane's 
  • TrueValue (Government Street Hardware)