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Homegrown Hammond: Sally Stevens Carlisle

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In an old town like Hammond, families have been brought up into their local area and representing this community for many years. They have continued the deep roots and twining culture of Hammond by serving us with a smile at each of their welcoming businesses. The Hammond DDD would like to introduce the business owners that were born, raised and grew up to own a business in our historic Downtown. We call this special segment Homegrown Hammond to show appreciation for all our natives that have staked Hammond as their home for so many years.  

HAMMOND DDD AMONG TOP 10 GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET AWARD CONTENDERS

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HAMMOND DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT AMONG TOP 10 GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET AWARD CONTENDERS

August 21, 2018 – Hammond Downtown Development District has been named a 2019 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) Semifinalist by the National Main Street Center. Winners will be announced at the opening plenary of the Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, Washington, March 25, 2019.

“Hammond, located 45 miles from both Baton Rouge and New Orleans, has the longest-running Main Street America program and the largest district (74 square blocks) of the semifinalists. When the Hammond Downtown Development District was founded in 1984, there was an 80% vacancy rate in the district, which they have worked to reduce by over 87%. And they’re drawing more than business downtown-Hammond Downtown Development District has set a nationwide standard for mixed-use buildings and boasts a diverse range of residential options! “an business downtown—Hammond Downtown Development District has set a nationwide standard for mixed-use buildings and boasts a diverse range of residential options. And they’re drawing more than business downtown—Hammond Downtown Development District has set a nationwide standard for mixed-use buildings and boasts a diverse range of residential options.

 The 2019 Great American Main Street Award recognizes exceptional Main Street America programs whose successes serve as a model for comprehensive, historic preservation-based commercial district revitalization. This year’s 10 Semifinalists were selected from a nationwide pool of accredited applicants by a national jury based on their successful and innovative uses of the Main Street Approach™. Criteria includes: strength of the Main Street America program in creating an exciting place to live, work, play and visit; commitment to historic preservation; implementation of model partnerships, and demonstrated success of the Main Street Approach. Over 90 communities have been recognized as winners since the award’s inception in 1995.

Learn more on mainstreet.org.

About the National Main Street Center and Main Street America

The National Main Street Center has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts since 1980. Today’s network consists of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, collectively known as Main Street America, which share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

 

To learn more about the top 10, click here

Notice of Public Meeting- HFM Committee

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The Hammond Farmers Market Committee meetings are normally held the 1st Thursday of every other month at 12:30pm in the City Council Chambers.
312 E. Charles St, Hammond, La 70401
Notices for meetings are posted here, on the front door of the DDD office and on the bulletin board of the City Council Chambers.
The DDD posts its agendas from the last fiscal year. For additional agenda requests, please contact the DDD.

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