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The Capitol Park is in accordance with Act 761 which mandates the consolidation of State Government within the Downtown Development District (DDD). The goal of the plan is to increase the efficiency of government and to provide permanent state owned buildings. Cost for entire Capitol Park is approximately $370 million.

COMPLETED CONSTRUCTION

First Circuit Court of Appeals (FCCA) – $6.5 million facility, Location – previous site of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital - 73,400 square feet, 4 stories (Dedicated - 1994).

Data Processing Center (DATA) - $9.5 million facility- Location – grounds of the previous Our Lady of the Lake Hospital – 61,845 square feet, 2 stories. (Dedicated - 1997).

Central Plant (CP) - $8.2 million facility – Location – 700 block of Lafayette Street. (Dedicated - 1997).

State Library Renovation (SLIB) - $6.4 million facility – Location –700 block of Third Street – 130,645 square feet. (Dedicated - 1999).

LaSalle Parking Garage - $14.7 million – Location – 500 block of Third Street. 630,000 square feet – The garage provides commercial lease space and the new downtown Charles Lamar YMCA – the structure accommodates 2,000 cars. Architects: Kessels, DiBoll, Kessels. (Dedicated - 2001).

Revenue and Taxation – Natural Resources – LaSalle Building – Budget - $32 Million – Location - corner of Third and North Streets. Proposed – 350,000 square feet, 13 stories. Architects: Eskew + and CSRS. (Dedicated - 2001).

Department of Administration – Claiborne Building – Budget - $60 Million – Location – previous site of the Inn on the Lake – N. Third Street – 475,000 square feet, 8 stories. Architects: Grace & Hebert Architects, Holly & Smith. (Dedicated - 2002).

Galvez Parking Garage – Budget - $15 Million - 630,000 square feet - Location - corner of Main and Fifth Streets. The first floor will house a 7-day a week public market. The Public Market Executive Director was hired the 2nd quarter of 2001 – Architects: Kessels DiBoll Kessels. (Dedicated - 2002).

Insurance Building – Poydras Building - Budget - $12 Million – Location – adjacent to the First Circuit Court of Appeals - 80,000 square feet – Architect: Mr. John Bani. (Dedicated - 2002).

Department of Environmental Quality – Galvez Building – Budget - $38 Million – Location – corner of North and Fifth Streets – 350,000 square feet, 13 stories. Architects: Raymond G. “Skipper” Post Architects. (Dedicated - 2003).

State Museum – Budget - $13.4 Million – Location – Fourth Street across from the State Library. Architects: Eskew +. (Completed Fall 2005).

Baton Rouge State Visitors Center – Budget – 2.7 Million – Location – adjacent to the Pentagon Barracks. Square footage – 12,000 square feet. Architect: Filson Architects. (Completed Fall 2005).

Justice Building – Livingston Building - Budget – 16 Million – Location – adjacent to new Insurance Building – 140,000 square feet. (Dedicated - 2003).

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

d’Iberville Building – Budget - $30 Million – Location – replacement of the current DNR Building. Square Footage – 250,000 square feet. Architect: Holly Smith. (Completion scheduled for Summer 2006).

Bienville Building - $30 Million – Location – replacement of the current Education Building. Square Footage – 250,000 square feet. Architects: Eskew+ and Washer Hill & Lipscomb. (Completion scheduled for Summer 2006).

BUILDINGS/SITES UNDER PLANNING

DeSoto Park – Budget - $11 Million – Location – across from the Pentagon Barracks.

Upon completion of the Capitol Park Master Plan, an additional 2.0 million square feet of Class A office space will be added in the Downtown Development District. As a result, 3,000 additional employees will be added to the downtown workforce.