A prime piece of Mid City Real estate will hit the market when the Capital Area Human Services District vacates its offices on Government Street across from White Star Market. The building, designed by renowned architect A. Hays Town, could see new life in its present form, or could be razed to make way for something completely different. Mid City real estate watchers will be keeping a close watch on what could become the most sought after piece of land on booming Government Street
Congratulations on being elected to serve as Mid City Redevelopment Alliance's next Board Chair! What made you interested in serving on the board of MCRA?
I was a resident of Mid City for two years prior to becoming a member and wanted to be a part of the positive change that was occurring in the community.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome joined dozens of volunteers during her annual "Operation Fresh Start" on February 16th. The project was a concentrated effort to reduce blight across our community through volunteer and City Parish efforts. Mid City volunteers picked up trash and went door to door, sharing information about Mid City programs, including the Mayor's "Blight Boot Camp" which will be held on June 1.
Bistro Byronz has a rich history as a local favorite of Baton Rouge. The concept originated in the ‘80s with a family owned sandwich shop. It has been open for 13 years in Mid City.
Michael Polite is a boutique grower with a focus in specialty and culinary herbs who operates Sky Bright Herbs, a zero-waste nursery stock grower. Priority is placed on sustainable business practices in order to minimize any adverse impact on the environment.
With Baton Rouge seeing an increase in local musicians promoting original works, Mid City has seen an upswing in where to go to pass a good time. Venues like Mid City Ballroom, The Guru, Pop Shop Records, Curbside, and White Star Market are hosting events ranging from solo and duo performances by singer/songwriters, as well as a number of larger, local bands, in an effort to give them a space to be heard. Many shows are all age shows, which means that families are able to share in the beauty that is music.
Mid City Redevelopment Alliance is a HUD-designated Community Housing Development Organization that has produced rental, for sale, and lease purchase housing units through a mixture of developed, sponsored, and joint venture partnerships. These investment projects include new & rehab construction as well as single- & multi-family units.
Restaurant Week is fast approaching - let's make sure you know where Mid City's best deals are going to be from January 21 - 26.
Our New Years Resolution? Get more residents and business owners involved in leading the growth they want to see in Mid City! Joining a Mid City Merchants Committee is an excellent way for many people to do that.
Mid City Merchants and the entire Mid City community is excited to welcome six new board members to our team for 2019. The largest board yet, we are growing to meet the increasing opportunity and needs of the Mid City businesses and patrons.