EBR Library closes on Rouzan property

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After a dozen years of on-again-off-again deals and failed attempts to find a home for a new south branch library, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Board of Control secured a site today for the long-awaited branch, when the city-parish acquired 1.96 acres in Rouzan for $1.7 million.

The deal was announced in March 2018, just weeks after Enquist Rouzan Commercial  Development acquired the Southdowns-area development from original developer Tommy Spinosa. But it has taken nearly 18 months to get to the closing, which was completed earlier today.

The city-parish acquires all land for the library, but building costs are covered by library system funds set aside years ago for the project.

“We could not be happier to be a small part of what will be an amazing asset of south Baton Rouge,” says attorney Charles Landry, who serves as the developer of Engquist Rouzan Commercial Development.  

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Tim Basilica