Construction has started on The Creative Bloc, a business in downtown Baton Rouge that leases space to visual media professionals.

The 11,500-square-foot space is made up of three historic buildings at the corner of North Eighth and Main streets. The Creative Bloc will lease space to businesses and entrepreneurs in fields such as video, film, photography, graphic arts, and app development. The building will feature amenities such as a fully equipped video and sound production studio, post-production suites, a media server and office space.

Pre-leasing has started in The Creative Bloc. Businesses and individuals will be able to sign annual leases, or lease space by the hour so they can complete a project.