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 (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.”
Hot August Night

The 25th annual Hot August Night is happening on Friday, August 26th. 
Applications are currently open for Merchants, Vendors and Car Show. 
Wine Walk Tickets are on sale! 
Intern With Us!

An internship with the DDD is unlike any other!
Whether you're interested in local government, non-profits, event-planning, graphic design, and more... you can gain valuable experience and insight right here in Downtown Hammond. 

Applications are now open. Deadline to apple is July 22nd by 5pm. 

LA Main Street Restoration Grant Now Open!  

Louisiana Main Street Restoration Grants provide matching funds to encourage the revitalization of historic downtown commercial properties in designated Louisiana Main Street districts.   Grant awards may range from $2,500 to $10,000. Grants require a dollar-for-dollar monetary match toward hard costs. In-kind contributions cannot be used to fulfill the match requirement.  Deadline to apply is July 31, 2022 
Hammond DDD - 2020 Annual ReportOur strategy for 2020 changed as quickly as it started -- shifting our focus to busine...
#ShopSmall Block Party - 11/28/20When you SHOP SMALL, you WIN BIG!November 28th marked the annual celebration of #ShopS...
Fall Fest at Friendship Circle, in partnership with the LAANo Tricks! All Treats!Some sunshine and cooler temperatures provided the perfect setti...
Salon Nuo-Vo Awarded $15,000 through HartBeat of Main St... Salon Nuo-Vo is one of 67 brick-and-mortar small businesses across the country that ha...
Railroad Park ProjectRailroad Park Downtown Hammond
Bike Rack Art Competition WinnersThe results are in!  We are proud to announce the six winners of our Downtown Hammond ...

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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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