The Baton Rouge Growth Coalition honored the commercial and residential development projects that are improving the Capital Region at its annual Good Growth Awards on Thursday evening. About 40 projects were nominated for the awards, co-sponsored by Business Report. The winners are: II City Plaza, the 232 Third St. mixed-use building, Amedisys Home Health Care, the new headquarters for the Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, renovations to BREC City Park, the new phase of BREC Stanford Park, the Campbell residence in St. Francisville, improvements at City-Brooks Community Park, Cypress Mounds baseball complex, Edward Oaks, Fieldhouse Condominiums, Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company, Iberville Parish Veteran’s Memorial, the Lalonde residence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana House, the remodeled LSU Laville Dining Emporium, Nottoway Plantation, the renovations and additions to the O’Brein House, the Powell Group offices, the Rhorer residence in Baton Rouge, Southdowns Village remodeling and Victory Commons.
Distinguished service awards were presented to Tom Cook, the former growth coalition president; Walter Monsour, the former city-parish chief administrative officer; and Michael McDuff, the former executive director of the coalition. The annual Quality of Life award was presented to the Planning Commission staff for their work in developing a stormwater management program.