Downtown Development District - A Passion for Progress

Reminder: August DDD Commission Meeting / Agenda

The DDD Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday morning August 11th at 8 am in the Manship Theatre at 100 Lafayette Street.

The DDD Commission is also proud to announce that Progress Is will host Tom Hennes, world renowned designer and founder of Thinc Design, at 8:30 AM. During Hennes' presentation, he will present the ALIVE concept which his team designed and he will also conduct a public question and answer session following the presentation. This event is designed to INFORM the public about an important component of the proposed Capital Improvements Plan. The presentation will immediately follow the Downtown Development District's monthly meeting which begins at 8:00AM. Both meetings are open to the public.

Thinc is a leading exhibition design firm serving clients throughout the United States and the world. The firm conceives and designs innovative projects that generate visitor engagement and active participation among diverse publics. Founded by Tom Hennes in 1992, Thinc is based in New York City. Their work is in natural history museum science centers, heritage museums, aquariums, botanical gardens and theme parks with services including strategic and conceptual planning, exhibition design, media development, and project implementation. For more information, please visit

Please review the agenda below. We are looking forward to seeing you at 8:00am tomorrow morning!


DDD Commission Meeting
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, 8:00 a.m.
Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts
100 Lafayette Street

1. Call to Order

2. Declare Quorum

3. Approve Agenda

4. Approve July 14th, 2009 Minutes

5. Board Action

6. Update from Previous Board Meeting

a. Governmental Issues

  • Mayor's Bond Issue
  • Alive Project (Presentation will occur immediately following board meeting)

b. Development Initiatives

  • Capitol Lofts (Project put on hold)
    Historic Preservation Meeting-August 12th
  • Library Board Meeting-August 20th
    River Center Library Feasibility Presentation
  • National Register Historic District - August 20th
  • Litter Court - Mary Fontenot / Irma Plummer
  • Spanish Town Parking Permits
  • World Congress Paper
  • LaDOTD Transportation Enhancement Program Proposals
  • Hotel King - John Schneider
  • North Boulevard Town Square
    Notice to Proceed
  • Welcome New Downtown Businesses - Arts & Entertainment District
    The Office - David Lewis
    Lokka Med Spa - Nikki Cayton
  • Events
    22nd Annual United Way Jambalaya Cook Off - August 14th
    Green Paradise - August 14th
    CPEX Smart Growth Summit Conference - August 26th
    Fete Rouge - August 27 - 29th
    Louisiana Strength Foundation Fundraiser - August 29th
    Manship Theatre Events
    River Center Events

7. Ongoing Projects

  • CPEX

8. Correspondence

9. Public Comment

10. Alive Project - Tom Hennes

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