A Great Neighborhood
Commercial District Comes Alive

Many years of planning and steady reinvestment in the Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard corridor by private, public, and community stakeholders has resulted in a neighborhood that is more lively every day.  Central City's Main Street offers opportunities for working, shopping, business and social services, visual & performing arts and other cultural activities, dining, seeing historic preservation in action, worshipping, hearing live music, gardening, sports activities and residential living.  Welcome to the Boulevard, winner of a Great American Main Street award in 2017!

help us win funding for a historic building rehab!

The 2017 Partners in Preservation Main Streets campaign invites the public to #VoteYourMainStreet to decide which historic sites along 25 of America’s favorite Main Streets should receive $2 million in preservation funding from American Express. The campaign runs from September 25th to October 31st. You can cast 5 votes at a time for the New Orleans project and help us win! Go to voteyourmainstreet.org.

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Left to right: 1626 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. in 1920, in 2017, and a rendering of the rehabbed result in 2018.

Left to right: 1626 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. in 1920, in 2017, and a rendering of the rehabbed result in 2018.

2017 winner of a national award for revitalization.

2017 winner of a national award for revitalization.

 
Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is a designated Louisiana Main Street. Designated in 2006, it is one of 34 Main Streets state-wide.

Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is a designated Louisiana Main Street. Designated in 2006, it is one of 34 Main Streets state-wide.

Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. is a nationally accredited Main Street Program for the third year in a row.

Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. is a nationally accredited Main Street Program for the third year in a row.

Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. and the surrounding neighborhood is a designated Cultural District.

Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. and the surrounding neighborhood is a designated Cultural District.