Downtown Baton Rouge will seek to expand, taking in the industrial area around Capitol Lake and the area east of Interstate 110 and Spanish Town.

The move by the Downtown Development District Tuesday morning would grow the overlay district by 120 acres.

“That’s 120 acres, and that’s a great opportunity for us to move forward,” said Davis Rhorer, executive director of the Downtown Development District.

The move to the north and east would capture largely vacant inner-city lands which have long been eyed as in need of redevelopment opportunities.

The vote Tuesday, however, will next require approval by the city-parish, the state Legislature and a vote by the property owners.

The DDD has been considering two expansion options. The second consideration would have expanded the district south along Nicholson Drive.