- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Offices will give way to grassy plots and parking garages in downtown Baton Rouge, if everything goes according to plan.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/2aWxbB0) the city is demolishing several government buildings in the area around the River Center, City Hall and the 19th Judicial District Court.

Crews have already begun tearing down the old municipal building where the Sheriff’s Office and Department of Public Works once resided. Demolition is expected to last into September.

Afterward, crews will go across the street to the public defender’s office, which will be the next to fall.

Buildings and Grounds Director Carey Cashio says the city would like to turn the old municipal lot into a green space.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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