Baton Rouge, La. — July 23, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and City-Parish officials broke ground today on a new headquarters for the Baton Rouge Department of Environmental Services, located at the site of the former All Star Nissan at 12422 Florida Boulevard. When complete, this facility will house approximately 100 employees from four Department of
Environmental Services divisions — wastewater collections, environmental, pump stations, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) — that currently work out of three facilities across East Baton Rouge Parish.
In addition to the operating efficiencies that will be created by co-locating these teams in one central environment, this new facility will provide residents and business owners with easy access to DES staff for answering questions or troubleshooting issues. It will also drive commerce throughout the area, revitalizing the former All Star Nissan location into a hub of activity that will support economic activity for surrounding businesses and the community.
“Over the past several years, we have identified and implemented measures to create efficiencies that are saving millions of dollars each year while we constantly look for new and more innovative ways to serve the hundreds of thousands of residents who rely on us to deliver some of their most basic and vital daily services. Our Department of Environmental Services is a great example of this commitment in action,” said Mayor Broome.
The new facility is expected to be completed in the first half of 2022. The project architect is RHH Architects, APAC, and the project contractor is Blount General Contractors, LLC.