The place to be: Howell Place’s rise in north Baton Rouge


    In an otherwise blighted part of town, Howell Place stands out as a hub of commercial activity since it first broke ground in the early 2000s. It has gone through plenty of changes since then, and it’s poised to see continued growth. Here’s a look at the history and future of developer Richard Preis’ 200-acre mixed-use plot, located just off Harding Boulevard near Interstate 110, the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and Southern University.

    —Robert Stewart