The unfulfilled infill promise of The River District

River District Nicholson Corridor
FIELD OF DREAMS: Bold plans for the River District—an “urban village” linking LSU with downtown Baton Rouge—never came to pass, with the property remaining as empty as the day in which Lafayette oilman Michel Moreno first acquired it. (Collin Richie)

The long expanse of land straddling oak-lined Nicholson Drive is by now supposed to be a vibrant, mixed-use development, not only linking LSU to downtown Baton Rouge but also breathing much-needed u…

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