Baton Rouge Mixed Use Development
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Client: Commercial Properties Realty Trust
Project Size: 260,000 SF

Located in downtown Baton Rouge, this is the first riverfront office and residential development in over half a century. After a deal struck in late March 2013, IBM announced their selection of Baton Rouge as the site for its' next software development center. The Baton Rouge Area foundation aided in IBM's selection of the hometown venue, including the key incentive of office space. The 428,000 square foot complex, developed by Commercial Properties Realty Trust, the firm that develops and manages real estate for the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, includes a multitude of uses.

Rising on the empty site where The Advocate newspaper headquarters once stood, a nine-story office tower for the 800 employees IBM brings IBM downtown. Next to it stands a 7-story residential tower that includes 85 apartments. Both towers sit atop a four story parking garage. A 24,000 square foot riverfront rooftop terrace connect the two buildings. Adjacent to the parking garage, 9 luxury multi-level townhomes stand, each with a private garage.