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The Capital Region has seen considerable commercial growth over the past year. Several new project starts enabled the construction sector to become a main economic driver, and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s economic outlook predicts a strong surge of growth for the coming years. New retail, business, residential, medical, educational, dining and church plans are included. The following is just a sampling of some of the projects that have been announced, started or completed over the past year.

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Relaxed Living In Baton Rouge's Perkins Lane

Mixed-use infill developments; smaller lots close to retail and work; built outdoor spaces with more amenities; and indoor/outdoor connections through oversized windows, glass doors, covered porches, and balconies. These are features increasingly requested by homeowners over the past several years, according to the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey. Architect Mike Sullivan has been creating communities for more than 25 years and knows from experience what the AIA reports confirm: For most homeowners, active lifestyles and being near the action is more important than ever. They also want private retreats, such as attractive outdoor spaces that are usable through much of the year. Perkins Lane, Sullivan’s newest community design, fits all of those trends with gorgeous detailing and durable, high-quality finishes to boot.

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