Future Conference Center & Office

Franklin Associates is excited to announce our plans to expand into a larger facility at 250 S. Foster Drive in Baton Rouge. Our quaint bungalow on Government Street at the edge of the Garden District has served us well for a decade, but we’re growing and are seeking to provide new ways to serve our customers and community. The new facility offers a 5,000 square foot conference center which will incorporate state-of-the-art audio-visual and caterer’s kitchen facilities. It will be available for lease by business, education and civic groups. Additionally, we are renovating the adjacent building into new office facilities for our firm. We anticipate our move will occur in early 2021. Until then please visit Franklin Associates at 2148 Government Street in Baton Rouge.


Artist's rendering of office and conference center

Location

The property is next to the A.C. Lewis YMCA and across Foster Drive from the Baton Rouge Community College campus. It previously functioned as Church of the Way Presbyterian, a congregation suffering from declining membership in recent years and officially dissolving operations in 2019. The church sanctuary is being expanded into a stand-alone conference center and the adjoining office, classrooms and community room will become Franklin Associates beautiful new office – with picturesque views to the west of preserved tree stands and outdoor gathering spaces.

Rear property view from our new offices.

From S. Foster Drive the renovated conference center will become a landmark in Mid City, visible from Government Street.

Artist's rendering of renovation from S Foster Dr.

Amenities

  • 5,000 square foot stand-alone conference center
  • State-of-the-art AV amenities¬†
  • Parking for 60+ vehicles
  • Caterer’s kitchen and service facility
  • Outdoor gathering & seating
  • 6,300 square feet office space (on two floors) including:
    • Ground floor boardroom and group training space
    • 2nd floor staff gathering area with balcony
    • Call center workstations
    • Kitchenette
    • Protected, private outdoor courtyard
    • Dedicated video conferencing break-out room
  • Out-parcel for franchise restaurant

Franklin Associates is excited about this facility, which re-purposes an aging structure and offers new services and venues to Baton Rouge. Watch for status updates as the renovation project progresses. Our grand opening is anticipated for early 2021.