The Downtown Development District was created by the Louisiana state legislature in 1986, and in January 1987 the Hammond Downtown Development District Authority was formed. The major goal of the Downtown Development District Authority is to upgrade and improve downtown Hammond, Louisiana. To carry out this mission, the Downtown Development District Authority can, through a referendum vote of citizens living in the district, assess themselves a tax millage specifically dedicated for use in the district.
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.
-We believe that Downtown is the heart of Hammond, and we strive to protect and preserve its 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.