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The Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission assists with the maintenance of a master plan for the development of the Natchitoches Historic Landmark District which continues to drive tourism and maintain the historic integrity of the district.

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The commission offers façade grant opportunities for downtown properties and special project funding for events, festivals and activities that will economically benefit the historic district.

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The Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Meetings are held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street Natchitoches, LA 71457.

The commission is comprised of the following members:

  • Chairman of the Historic District Business Association
  • Chairman of the Natchitoches Historic District Commission
  • Chairman of the Cane River National Heritage Area Commission
  • Mayor of the City of Natchitoches or his designee
  • Chairman of the Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce or his designee
  • Chairman of the Natchitoches Tourist Commission or his designee
  • State senator from District 31 or his designee
  • State representative from District 31 or his designee
  • President of the Natchitoches Parish Police Jury or his designee
  • President of Northwestern State University or his designee
  • Chairman of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches or his designee
  • Chairman of the Natchitoches Historic Foundation, Inc. or his designee
  • Chairman of the Cane River Waterway Commission or his designee
  • Chairman of Museum Contents, Inc. or his designee
  • President of the Natchitoches Parish Voters and Civic League or his designee
  • Main Street Manager for the City of Natchitoches

For more information about the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Special Event Grant Applications

Facade and Landscape Grant Application

Additional contact information:

NHDDC c/o Carrie Burns
814 Washington Street
Natchitoches LA 71457