Metro Council votes to rename City Hall Plaza in Downtown after Davis Rhorer

City Hall Plaza will be renamed after Davis Rhorer

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council unanimously approved to rename City Hall Plaza in Downtown Baton Rouge in honor of the late Davis Rhorer.

Metro Council votes to rename City Hall Plaza in Downtown after Davis Rhorer
Metro Council votes to rename City Hall Plaza in Downtown after Davis Rhorer (Source: WAFB)

Rhorer died in March due to complications associated with COVID-19. He was 65-years-old.

He served as the Executive Director of the Downtown Development District in Baton Rouge, since the DDD was established back in 1987.

The council approved the Draft-Resolution item at the April 14 meeting.

The agenda item stated that Davis, “Was instrumental in the revitalization of downtown Baton Rouge, as evidenced by the many projects he imagined and brought to fruition within the downtown area and business district, including the urban green space known as City Hall Plaza connecting City Hall, the Old State Capitol, the River Center Library, and the Crest Stage; and WHEREAS the Metropolitan Council desires to rename the City Hall Plaza as the “Davis S. Rhorer Plaza” and it is in the public interest that such name be effected.”

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