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Downtown Hammond is the booming epicenter of Tangipahoa Parish. There are many incentines and benefits to doing business Downtown. Explore the links below for more information.


Downtown Hammond was named in the top 10 Greatest American Main Streets in 2019. What does that mean? It means Downtown Hammond was named one of the top 10 places in the USA to visit and do business.

Southeastern Louisiana University is just a few blocks from Downtown. The commuter school brings in students, teachers and parents on a daily basis.

The Amtrack train stopping in Downtown Hammond bringing in visitors weekly from across the country who get off the train and shop and dine in the district. 

Downtown Hammond is home to over 700 residents who walk to shop, eat and experience Downtown daily. This density of residences increses the number of potenial customers to your business.

Downtown Hammond is a true work and play district catering to college students, white collar workers and visitors from 7am-2am. (Typical retail hours are from 10am-6pm or 11am-7pm.)

23% of our trade area’s population is in the peak employment age range of 35 –54 years old. Another 25% of the trade area’s population is in the age range of 20 –34 years old, just below the peak employment range.

Studies show that 88% of Millennial shoppers want walkability. Downtown Hammond ranks a 12 out of 15 on the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale.

All parking in Downtown is in the center of town resulting in less reliance on your vechile and more walkable "window shopping" leading to more customers.

Downtown Hammond allows (with guidelines) outdoor dining, seating, displays and more expanding the footprint of your business.

Click below for the DDD annual reports! These show what the DDD was able to do for Downtown!

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report


Market Analysis

Market Analysis and ERSI data - This is a full report on our target area demographics, leakage and surplus informaiton, house and home expenditures, maps and more. This data was last pulled in 2017 using the 2016 population.  

Click here for full report

Click here for summary


Doing business in Downtown Hammond comes with a package of financial benefits that cannot be utilized outside of the Main Street boundaries. The DDD offers local fudning through Facade Grants and Revolving Loan programs. There is state funding available through the state Historic Tax Program. Federal dolalrs are also available through the Federal Historic Tax program. View our funding page for more information about all your options.

Funding information can be found here

Available Properties

Last updated 1/25/19

Please note that we do our best to list as many vacant commerical spaces as we can but some properties may not be listed. If you're interested in a space Downtown call the DDD for additional resources or informaiton. 

Available Properties can be found here  


Additions and Renovations: 

Downtown Hammond is continuously upgraded and improving. In order to maintain our Historic feel and remain one of Hollywood's favorite filming destinations, the Hammond DDD and Hammond Historic District Commission work tirelessly to maintain Hammond's character.

If you're planning to renovate,  add an addition to your property or begin new contruction, view our additions and renovations page for further details.

Additions and Renovations Information can be found here.