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Old 02-20-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Prairieville, LA
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Do you think it'll ever get done?
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:36 PM
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what is that? I never heard of it-will look it up!
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Isn't like it like the new Master Plan for East Baton Rouge Parish?
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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I hope so.

East Baton Rouge Planning
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I'm sure some aspects of it will be completed eventually. However, we should be smart and not get our hopes up. Plans like these only provide some guidance and a snap-shot of what our potential is. Potential and what can realistically be accomplished are two drastically different things.

I expect public transportation to improve eventually. I'm not sure we will see any type of light rail in our lifetimes--but a quality, reliable CATS is something that is not that far out of reach. Walkability is something I also expect to see more of. I also think the new developments along Nicholson will see some success.

As far as high rise condos in mid-city...that's another one that may not come to fruition. To get that much demand in a marginal neighborhood, we'd have to be able to provide ALOT more quality jobs...thousands and thousands...and they would have to conveniently located to mid-city. This is difficult to do with the current population shifts that are occuring.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I can't see us revamping transportation in any big way, and definitely not by rail. It's not cause I don't think it will be successful or good for us. I say it would be very beneficial. However, I don't think we will have ever have the political will for it. Any major improvements in transportation will be an uphill battle imho.

Most of the proposal seem workable, but the transportation overhaul may be a bit ambitious.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm skeptical about the full plan but I'm sure tranportation will improve overall. And I think some areas will be improved but I'm not sure about this city being the next "Austin."
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I'm skeptical about the full plan but I'm sure tranportation will improve overall. And I think some areas will be improved but I'm not sure about this city being the next "Austin."

I agree.

What will ultimately change BR in my opinion is a job market that is more attractive to young professionals. Right now, it lacks that. That's not to say you can't be a recent grad and find work here, but you got more options atm in other places. That's what separating BR and Austin atm.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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I'm so damn tired of hearing about Austin .
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I agree.

What will ultimately change BR in my opinion is a job market that is more attractive to young professionals. Right now, it lacks that. That's not to say you can't be a recent grad and find work here, but you got more options atm in other places. That's what separating BR and Austin atm.
Yes, diversity is needed badly. If we could just keep our grad students I'd be happy.
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I'm so damn tired of hearing about Austin .
What other city could fill that spot? I honestly think NO is much more like Austin.
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