Q. Is there a height limit for the construction of new commercial office buildings in downtown Baton Rouge?
A. Response from Davis Rhorer, executive director of the Downtown Development District:
“Height restrictions exist in Historic Spanish Town as a local historic district as well as Historic Beauregard Town because of existing zoning designations.”
However, the Central Business District of downtown largely consists of C-5 zoning. “There are no height restrictions as well as no parking requirements. There has been a thought that buildings could not be built taller than the State Capitol, but nothing exists in the laws to support this.”
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