A weeklong series of public and small group meetings designed to get community input on the redevelopment of a 100-acre section of midcity will begin Monday.
The meetings are being set up by a team led by Duany Plater-Zyberk to help come up with a plan for the area surrounding the former Entergy site at 1509 Government St. Representatives from a variety of industries, including real estate, housing and transportation have been invited to participate in small discussions, along with community, church and school groups. John Fregonese, who is helping to implement the FutureBR land-use plan, is also set to meet with DPZ officials.
The public can attend the opening meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum at 100 S. River Road. A closing presentation, in which the planners will discuss what they heard in meetings, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the LASM.
The DPZ team was selected by the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority to come up with a predevelopment plan for the area roughly bordered by the south side of Government Street, North Boulevard, 22nd Street and Interstate 110. The plan will give potential developers of the Entergy site a road map for what the RDA wants to see in the area.
The DPZ team is expected to complete its predevelopment plan by March.