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Revenue’s Headquarters Moving to New LaSalle Building

Taxpayers urged to use Baton Rouge Regional Office for tax matters during November

October 29, 2001

BATON ROUGE - Beginning Friday, November 2, the Headquarters Office of the Department of Revenue will begin moving to the newly completed LaSalle Office Building at 617 North Third Street in downtown Baton Rouge. The move will be conducted in stages with the final move expected to be completed by November 19.

“We are really excited about the new modern facilities we will have at the LaSalle Building,” says Revenue Secretary Cynthia Bridges. “Because we will be moving in stages over three weekends in November, it is important that taxpayers be aware that it will be more convenient for them to conduct their tax business during the month of November at the Department’s Baton Rouge Regional Office. The Regional Office is located at 8549 United Plaza Blvd. (the United Twelve Building), just off Essen Lane behind the State Archives Building. The Regional Office’s telephone number is (225) 922-2300.” Bridges adds that once the entire Headquarters Office has moved, the latter part of November will be used to re-network the Department’s computers. She says that is why it is strongly recommended that taxpayers with Department business use the Regional Office for the entire month of November.

Revenue will occupy the first seven floors of the LaSalle Building and have approximately 156,000 square feet of space, or about 20 percent more than at the present location. Employees will have all new furnishings at the new location. In addition to Revenue, the Department of Natural Resources will be housed on the top five floors and is scheduled to move to the building in December. A 540,000 square feet parking garage adjacent to the LaSalle Building will provide 1,920 parking spaces for employees and visitors.

The new LaSalle Building is part of a major project to consolidate much of Louisiana state government into a Capitol Park in downtown Baton Rouge. In addition to the LaSalle Building, included in the project are the $54 million Claiborne Building, which will house the Division of Administration and other agencies, and the Galvez Building, which will house the Department of Environmental Quality. A $10 million parking garage will also be built at the Claiborne Building site and park approximately 1,400 vehicles.