HAMMOND SQUARE MALL

Date of closing August 2008
Total Costs $64.4 million
Total NMTCS $30 million
HAMMOND SQUARE MALL (Hammond, LA) |  View Map

Located within a rural underserved GO Zone community, the Hammond Square Mall project in Tangipahoa Parish doubled the size of a previously enclosed mall, transforming it into an 870,000 sq. ft. open-air shopping center with five anchor stores. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the area’s population nearly doubled with the influx of more than 15,000 displaced New Orleans residents. The Mall, which opened in September 2009 provides much needed retail services and employment opportunities and is projected to generate 70% of the City’s tax revenues. The mall design incorporated significant sustainability features, including recycled materials from demolished sections of the former structure. The project is considered one of the county’s largest retail developments and biggest economic drivers relative to revenue and job creation. (NNMF NMTCs: $10 million)