Lack of developable land will likely push Baton Rouge toward infill projects in the coming decade

 Originally published in Greater Baton Rouge Business ReportAfter decades of rapid real estate development, especially in south Baton Rouge, a major factor has emerged.“There’s just not a lot of available land,” says Brian Dantin, a partner at Bruce Dantin Development. “And what is available is really expensive.”Consequently, the city may finally be turning inward, with…

Cozy Apartment Redefines College Campus Living with Nifty Functionality!

Originally published in Decoist The apartment style housing for those on college campus who wish to (and can afford to) shun the dorm room is an option that is not just popular but on the rise. It is often a band of friends coming together to rent their own little apartment that ends up eventually…

Dantin Bruce planning high-end, low-density development on site of failed Heritage Oaks

Originally published in Baton Rouge Business Report Dantin Bruce Development is planning a 20-lot subdivision on a 15.4-acre tract at Highland Road and Pecue Lane that earlier this year was the site proposed for Heritage Oaks, a much denser residential development that was denied by the Planning Commission amid neighborhood opposition. The new development will…

College Campus Living at Baton Rouge

Originally published in HomeDSGN This stylish apartment is located near the University of Louisiana campus at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Designed by Kenneth Brown Design, it is intended to bring a fresh perspective to college campus living. -Magaly  

Sales are strong at recently completed 333 Flats condo project near LSU

Originally published in Baton Rouge Business Report It’s been a busy few months for Dantin Bruce Developments. While the company is in the initial stages of its new Offices at City Farm office park on Jefferson Highway along with more than a half-dozen other projects, construction has finished on 333 Flats, the companion high-end condominiums…

NAI/Latter & Blum moving Baton Rouge headquarters to Offices at City Farm

Originally published in Baton Rouge Business Report Commercial and residential real estate giant NAI/Latter & Blum will be moving its Baton Rouge headquarters to Dantin Bruce Development’s new Offices at City Farm office park on Jefferson Highway near Towne Center. It will take about eight to nine months for the build-out on the 18,500-square-foot building that…

Dantin Bruce Buys Nearly 90 Acres on Burbank for new Hunter's Trace Residential Subdivision

Originally Published in Baton Rouge Business Report Dantin Bruce Development has closed on a $4.65 million deal for nearly 90 acres on Burbank Drive—where the Kenilworth Parkway extension could eventually intersect—on which a roughly 250-home subdivision called Hunter’s Trace is planned. “We have all of the approvals we need, and we’ll be starting dirt work…

Experts Say Market Demand Exists for Dueling Office Parks

Infrastructure work began earlier this month at the Office at City Farm, Dantin Bruce Development’s planned 60,000-square-foot office park on Jefferson Highway. Less than a quarter of a mile away, a competing 70,000-square-foot office park—6700 Jefferson—is about to get underway as well. Can the market support dueling office parks?

Dantin, Bruce plot next office park near Towne Center

Development duo Brian Dantin and Ross Bruce, whose previous projects have included the Bluebonnet Palms Office Park, Copper Mill Office Park and 333 Lofts and 333 Flats, will start construction on another project at the beginning of the new year called The Offices at Towne Square.

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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.