The idea of a pavilion originated in the 2002 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 2002 Master Plan states:
“A permanent facility for the existing Farmer’s Market should be built. The open-air facility will include drive-in parking for vendors and will have public restrooms, electricity, plumbing, a concession space, a plaza for arts and crafts vendors, a small stage for entertainment, and storage for the DDD. Hammond has no real central public gathering space. A formal, landscaped plaza is envisioned as an area for locals and tourists to gather, to sit, to rest, to read or just to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Downtown Hammond.”
The committee's current focus is to pick a realistic location. To stay up-to-date on the committee's progress or get involved click here.
*** This rendering to the left is ONLY an example.
The Hammond Downtown Development District is committed to the constant revitalization, cultivation, and support of Downtown Hammond. Through grant funds awarded by the Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition, we were able to order six brand new, custom-made bike racks for our community. These racks will be installed at different locations throughout the district later this year.One great feature of these specific racks is the circular-shaped "blank space" that can be used to display art.