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Plank Road Civic Center and Food Hub

Baton Rouge, LA

Catalyst in the Plan for Equitable Development

Under the leadership of Build Baton Rouge, the interdisciplinary team of Asakura Robinson, WHLC Architecture, Emergent Method, Studio Zewde, and HTNB collaborated on Imagine Plank Road – Plan for Equitable Development. Derived from a robust public outreach & neighborhood events campaign, the master plan’s guiding values of Social Equity, Community Culture, Neighborhood Health & Empowerment honor the area’s rich history with a comprehensive revitalization strategy.

This mixed-use development follows the quality-of-place initiatives outlined in the master plan to integrate economic development, resilient infrastructure, affordable housing, market centers, healthy food access, walkable urban character and public open space. As adopted by the Planning Commission; coordinated implementation steps include historic building designations, both cultural and overlay districts, complete streets policies, public art programs, tax increment financing, land banks, community land trust, and public private partnerships.

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Learn more about WHLC partner and design director Rex Cabaniss

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Facilitating community-wide creative input, Build Baton Rouge Envisions Transforming the Plank Road Corridor in North Baton Rouge

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