The Zion City Neighborhood Association and the SE Mackey Center were both recipients of the GSAEDD façade improvement grant. The purpose of the grant was to improve the appearance of buildings and neighborhoods located within the district. The GSAEDD boundaries which are: The intersection of South Choctaw Drive and Scenic Highway, north along Scenic Highway to its intersection with Harding Boulevard, then east along Harding Boulevard to its intersection with Plank Road and Hooper Road, continue east along Hooper Road to its intersection with Mickens Road, then southeast along Mickens Road to its intersection with Joor Road, then south on Joor Road to its intersection with Greenwell Springs Road, then northeast on Greenwell Springs Road to its intersection with North Flannery Road, then south on North Flannery Road to its intersection with South Choctaw Drive, then west along South Choctaw Drive to the point of beginning.
GSAEDD has awarded a total of five neighborhood associations’ grants. The recipients are Zion City, Banks/Scotlandville, Monticello, Park Forest, and Park Forest East. They have also awarded a total of eight business façade grants to: SE Mackey Center, Dunn Enterprises, California Flooring, Fountain of Life, VIP Daiquiri Café, Rose of Sharon Day Care, Gulf Coast Revitalization and No Doubt Hair/Art Gallery. “We are pleased to be able to offer grants to help businesses improve their look which in turn increases their visibility and profitability," says executive director Courtney Hunt DeVaull.
The Greenwell Springs-Airline Economic Development District (GSAEDD) was created by the Louisiana Legislature in 2007, Act R.S. 33:27240.67 with the primary objective and purpose of providing substantial economic activity and employment opportunities within the North Baton Rouge Community. The mission of the GSAEDD is to develop an independent, self-sustaining economy in the North Baton Rouge area.
For more information about the tour or to reserve your seat, please contact Courtney Hunt DeVaull at 225-288-0594.