About the Hammond Downtown Development District

It's Happening in Hammond


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.

Downtown Hammond became a pilot of the Louisiana Main Street program in 1984 - becoming one of the first four Main Streets in the state of Louisiana. In 1986, the Downtown Development District Authority was passed and in 1987, the community voted in favor of DDD receiving a millage of property taxes to fund commerce and development in the district.

At the Downtown Development District on the corner of Thomas Street and Railroad Avenue - we focus on arts & entertainment, beautification, economic vitality, events, merchant support and community health in order to make Downtown Hammond as happening as possible. 

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2019 Master Plan

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2002 Master Plan

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2023 Annual Report

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2022 Annual Report 

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2021 Annual Report

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Previous Reports




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