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, attending church services, hearing live music, gardening, sports activities and residential living.  Welcome to the Boulevard, winner of a Great American Main Street award in 2017!

An enhanced public space

Improvements to the sculpture plaza at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Oretha Castle Haley boulevards are complete, and a re-dedication was held on Friday April 12, 2019   More

Improvements to the sculpture plaza at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Oretha Castle Haley boulevards are complete, and a re-dedication was held on Friday April 12, 2019 More

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.