Donaldsonville Downtown Development District / Main Street

DDDD LogoThe Donaldsonville Downtown Development District Commission is a volunteer-led commission with a mission to promote the unique character of the district with the goal of transforming it into a cultural, social, professional, and retail center for the city and parish. The vision of the Commission to restore downtown Donaldsonville to make the City a desired place to work, live, stay and play! 

The DDD has plans to attract a cozy culture that attracts downtown singles, retirees, artists, musicians, and those who enjoy walkable services, ample green space, and most importantly, adventures in creative place enriched by events and rich with retail and culinary businesses.

The Goals of the Commission include:

  • To promote the unique character of the historic downtown district
  • To transform the downtown district into a vibrant cultural and social center of the City of Donaldsonville and Ascension Parish
  • To energize economic growth
  • To inspire community pride
  • To increase sales tax collections by 25% by the end of year 3 through small business development, smart legislation, & job creation
  • To inspire community pride by providing job opportunities for residents
  • To improve youth outcomes by investing in the education system through internship and mentorship programs (public/private)
  • To attract millennial residents who desire small town culture with a "walk-to" way of life.

The unique market segments for its vision include: Heritage Tour & Travel, Historic Preservationist/Historians, Heritage Arts (Cultural, Music, Visual, and Film), Hydrology, STEM, Agricultural, and Archeology Markets.

The Commission acts as the official division of the City and executes all responsibilities according to the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism Office of Cultural Development’s, Division of Historic Preservation and Division of the Arts’ Cultural District, Louisiana Main Street Program, and responsibilities assigned to maintain the responsibilities of the City’s Certified Local Government designations.

All events and activities in the district are included in the City's Calendar of Events.

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