Welcome Packet

Welcome to the Hammond Downtown Development District!


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

  • We believe The Downtown District is the heart of Hammond, and we strive to protect and preserve it’s foundation in an effort to stay “Historically Hip.”
  • We aspire to establish Downtown Hammond as a vibrant destination for locals, travelers and culturists.
  • We seek to unify the district’s businesses, patrons and residents in an endeavor to maintain our successful and sustainable economy. 

The Downtown Development District of Hammond was created by the Louisiana State Legislature in 1986. Funding is underwritten by the district’s property owners through an ad valorem tax assessed against the district’s properties not subject to the property per year. The DDD is led by a full time executive director, nominated seven-member board of directors, and approved by the Hammond City Council. The Farmers Market, Design Committee and Merchant Committee all function under the DDD.

The advantage of having a business in Downtown Hammond is the assistance we can provide for you such as: funding, advertising, problem solving, events and more. This welcome packet outlines how the Downtown Development District can support your business and how you can get involved. We welcome you do our beloved Downtown Hammond and can’t wait to watch your business grow!

Please keep in mind preserving and improving Downtown Hammond takes a special set of guidelines along with coordination and communication between the DDD, City of Hammond and all Downtown businesses and property owners. If you plan to host an event or renovate let us know. All exterior renovations must be approved by the DDD Design Committee or Hammond Historic District. Design guidelines can be found on the DDD website.