Hammond Downtown Development District


The Hammond Downtown Development District is devoted to progressing and stimulating business development and diversity. We protect, unite, and rejuvenate the district in order to benefit residents and local commerce; making Downtown a promising place to socialize, do business, and call home.

 HAMMOND DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT EARNS 2022 GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HOLISTIC DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION  


Hammond Downtown Development District (HDDD) in Hammond, Louisiana is one of three winners of the 2022 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA), which recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization. The 2022 GAMSA designations, sponsored by The Hartford, were presented at the opening plenary for the Main Street Now Conference in Richmond, VA.

Selected by a national jury of community development professionals and leaders in the fields of economic development and historic preservation, Hammond Downtown Development District is being recognized for their significant historic preservation efforts, vibrant small business environment, and dedication to inclusive, people-centered placemaking.

“Hammond’s commitment to community engagement is key to their success,” said Main Street America President and CEO, Patrice Frey. “Their significant outreach efforts have ensured that the revitalized district is reflective of the diverse residents, business owners, and visitors in the area.”

RAILROAD PARK GRAND OPENING

The Hammond Downtown Development District, in partnership with the Tangipahoa Chamber, will host the official grand opening of Railroad Park on Wednesday, June 1st at 5:30PM.

The grand opening celebration will begin with opening remarks from city leaders and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Engraved bricks recently purchased by community members will be unveiled at the opening. Following the ribbon cutting, Will Vance and the Kinfolk will take the stage until 8PM. Light refreshments will be available on-site. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs to enjoy the live music and pay patronage to our local restaurants.

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Memorial Day
May 30, 2022
9:00 AM CDT
2 West Thomas St.
Hammond, LA 70401
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The Hammond Downtown Development District has been designated as an accredited Main Street™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of accredited programs to recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™.

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The Hammond DDD’s performance is annually evaluated by Louisiana Main Street which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet 10 national performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building meaningful and sustainable revitalization programs and include standards such as, fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings. The Hammond DDD is one of only 25 cities in the state of Louisiana; and the only city in Tangipahoa Parish to receive this distinction.

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