Downtown Hammond Pavilion Project

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Pavilion Overview

The idea of a pavilion originated in 2002 with the DDD Master Plan update. This plan was created with input from 80 citizens, business persons, city officials and the Hammond DDD Board and staff; all forming a vision of a functional, public, multi-use space. 

The DDD has faced many obstacles on the way to making this vision a reality; mainly on the issue of exactly where this pavilion should be built. So this year, we've decided to take action and find a home for this vision. We've joined forces with passionate community members to finally form a DDD Pavilion Committee.

The committee's current focus is to pick a realistic location. Updates on the committee's progress will be posted here. 

***The image to the right is ONLY an example.

Resolution at September 16th Board of Directors Meeting

Board member Frank Di Vittorio made the following a motion, seconded by Elsbet Smith Hollywood: "to create a Pavilion Committee to first scout out all possible construction locations. The committee members shall include Tom Anderson, Stan Dameron, Frank DiVittori, Roy Dufreche, Elsbet Hollywood, Paul Murphy, Bruce O’Krepki, Tom Pistorius, Ralph Ross, and Jeffrey Smith. They shall hold the first meeting within the next two weeks and report back to the Board of Directors at their October 21st meeting."
Full meeting minutes can be found here.

Pavilion Committee Working Session: 9/22/20

This meeting served as a working session for the newly formed Pavilion Committee, chaired by Elsbet Smith Hollywood. Elsbet Smith Hollywood presented the immediate goals of the committee: (1) to use the funds in holding for the express purpose of the construction of a pavilion (2) to decide on a location within 90 days of the September 22nd meeting.

Ralph Ross presented a possible list of criteria to be applied to each potential site. Each site must be (1) within the DDD boundaries (2) at least 10,000 usable square feet (3) within two blocks of Highway 190 OR railroad tracks (4) within a lease of X years.

Locations Presented

Site 1Original Location - Hanson CrossingSide of Cate Street Seafood StationNo Assessment #
Site 2DDD PlazaBetween DDD Office & La Carreta

#4685008

Site 3

S. Cypress Street/E. Hanson Ave – Parcel A

Old Crossfit Building

#1547402

Site 4

S. Cypress Street/E. Hanson Ave – Parcel B

Behind Kirin Japanese Cuisine

#1475118

Site 5Tire Shop

310 SW. RAILROAD AVE

#1407805

Site 6

Neill Corp. on Pine & Thomas

400 W. THOMAS ST 

#1230107

Site 7

Sam Tallo Gas Station

408 SW. RAILROAD AVE

#1277103

Site 8

Cate Square Park

200 W. CHARLES ST

#3528804

Site 9

Feed & Seedeed & Seed

103 E. ROBERT ST

#1222007

Site 10

“The Triangle” – SW Railroad Ave.

401 SW. RAILROAD AVE

#3480801

Site 11

Behind Fire Station 2

605 E. MORRIS AVE

#1324705

To view the full minutes, click here.

Pavilion Committee Meeting: 10/06/20

This was the second meeting for the committee.  To view the full minutes, click here.


Motion carried: 

a.      Ralph Ross made the motion to recommend to the Board of Directors that the bond money be spent first and foremost on the urban plaza behind the DDD. This will serve as a short-term (or long-term) solution to better house the farmers market and a more permanent structure should still be considered. Jeffrey Smith seconded.

  • Tom Anderson                              Yes 
  • Stan Dameron                              Absent
  • Frank DiVittorio                            No
  • Roy Dufreche                               Absent
  • Brandon Faust                             Yes
  • Sandy Fleenor                              Yes
  • Elsbet Smith Hollywood               Yes
  • Paul Murphy                                 Absent
  • Bruce O’Krepki                            Yes
  • Kristin Pielter                                Absent
  • Tom Pistorius                               Yes
  • Ralph Ross                                   Yes
  • Jeffrey Smith                                 Yes
  • Tracy Wells                                   Yes

Locations Still Being Considered Presented

Site 1 

Original Location - Hanson Crossing

Side of Cate Street Seafood Station

No Assessment #

Site 2 DDD Plaza

Between DDD Office & La Carreta

#4685008

Site 3 Sam Tallo Gas Station

408 SW. RAILROAD AVE 

#1277103

Site 4Feed & Seed 

103 E. ROBERT ST 

#1222007 


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