Spencer Calahan's new downtown Baton Rouge Office

GraceHebert Architects designed the new 21st century office space.

Baton Rouge attorney Spencer Calahan planning $8.5M downtown office building

Baton Rouge Business Report

February 14, 2017

Spencer Calahan has begun work to build a new five-story office building in downtown Baton Rouge near the Pastime Restaurant at 252 South Blvd. that will cost the attorney between $8.5 million and $9 million.

GraceHebert Architects is designing the building, which will be located at the corner of South Boulevard and St. Louis Street. There will be two levels of parking, three levels of offices and a helicopter pad on the roof.“We want something classy, we want something tasteful,” Calahan said at this morning’s Downtown Development District meeting.

Work crews have already started demolishing a number of aging houses on the site, and construction of the building is set to begin this summer. Calahan expects the building to be completed about 14 months after ground is broken.

A terrace with space for a catering kitchen and events will be located on the floor below the helicopter pad. The building will have more than 40 offices and a mock court on the three office-occupied floors.