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New Housing Development Ceremony to be Held Tuesday

By July 10, 2012 No Comments

BATON ROUGE— The Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation is hosting on Tuesday a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its new Urban Gardens home development. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the conference room of the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 3330 Harding Boulevard. A tour of the subdivision will follow. Media are invited to attend the ceremony.

Urban Gardens is a 21-home single-family development located at the site of the former Hollywood Elementary School located between Amarillo and Greenwell streets in north Baton Rouge. The houses, built for working families, are the first newly constructed homes built in that area in over 50 years.

The Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation is a nonprofit community development organization committed to “Building Today’s Communities for Tomorrow.” The nonprofit provides affordable housing, small business training and youth development opportunities to improve neighborhoods across Baton Rouge and the surrounding region.

In addition to Urban Gardens, UREC manages two affordable housing communities – Urban Meadows Apartment Community and Urban Villa Apartment Community. Both communities are designed to meet the needs of over 200 low to moderate-income persons annually.

Sponsors of the Urban Gardens project include the Louisiana Housing Corporation, East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Community Development, Center for Social Research at Southern University at Baton Rouge, Foundation for Louisiana, Exxon Mobil, Whitney Bank, Baton Rouge Green, ReMax, and Kings Children’s Ministry.

To learn more about the Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation, visit






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