Redevelopment agency gives updates on plans
By GREG GARLAND
# Advocate staff writer
# Published: Feb 19, 2010 – Page: 4B
The head of a quasi-public agency leading the city-parish’s redevelopment efforts briefed its governing board Thursday on revitalization projects in the works.
Walter Monsour, president of the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority, said the group is assisting with efforts to line up more than $2 million in financing needed to renovate the historic Lincoln Theater in south Baton Rouge.
He said the Lincoln Theater was purchased by the Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame, with help from a state grant.
But, Monsour said, other funding sources will be needed to renovate the 600-seat facility to serve as both a theater and Black History Hall of Fame museum.
“The grand plan is to restore it to its original form,” Monsour said.