BATON ROUGE, LA
CLASS PROJECT FOR LSU ARCHITECTURE
A strong sense of identity is critical for a community to survive, and Mid-City is showing efforts to express their identity through art without an apparent outlet to do so. It can be seen in many forms throughout the neighborhood through graffiti, Circa, boards at community event, girl express through song, art lofts, google search, community poll, articles, etc. This project intends to improve several issues prevalent in Mid-City—a lack of fresh, healthy food options within the community, the prevalence of homelessness, and the lack of an outlet for the community to express their identity. Mid-City has long been voicing a desire for a grocery store within their community, specifically since the closing of Romano’s grocery, the only option for fresh fruits and vegetables for many of the residents. The neighborhood is also a center of homeless activity in Baton Rouge, such as shelters, cafeterias and workforce development facilities.