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Downtown Development District targets 100 eyesores in downtown area

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A new part of the Downtown Development District will mean some much needed improvements to the Downtown Baton Rouge area.

The newly formed Downtown Maintenance Committee created a list of nearly 100 eyesores in the downtown area, including a dumpster in front of Raising Canes at Third Street and Florida Boulevard and the stop sign being held up by sandbags in front of the City Club.

"We are very fortunate that we have a number of construction projects going on right now, we have 10," said DDD Executive Director Davis Rhorer. "They do cause some issues with unsightly mess, but there are also issues with maintaining store fronts. It's going to be a concerted effort reaching out to the property owners. In the meantime, we're going to deal with broken curbs and tree limbs."

DDD Executive Director Davis Rhorer encourages all property owners to do their part in keeping storefronts presentable.

"This initiative just started. We had an initial meeting last week. This will go on for several weeks. This is a coalition of organizations coming together to get this done," said Rhorer.

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