In 2010, the Louisiana Office of Community Development (LAOCD) provided funding to the Office of Cultural Development (OCD) to address the potential adverse effect of the Road Home Program on historic properties in compliance with a 2007 Programmatic Agreement among the LAOCD, the LA State Historic Preservation Officer, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and the Tunica Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana regarding the implementation of the Road Home and other Residential Programs to address damages caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Part of the funding allowed the Division of Historic Preservation (Division) an opportunity to establish design guidelines with and for 11 Main Street/Certified Local Government Districts. Additionally, the Division was able to secure historic contexts for eight themes associated with historic properties in our state. They are provided here as well.

We hope this information will serve our constituents well, as spaces, places and communities continue to evolve through historic preservation and redevelopment efforts. 

Click Here to Access All Historic Context Themes

DESIGN GUIDELINES BELOW Click on a document cover or pdf to access each document.

Charlestown (LC) Design Guidelines
Crowley Design Guidelines
Leesville Design Guidelines
Margaret Place (LC) Design Guidelines
Abbeville Design Guidelines
Houma Design Guideline
Franklin Design Guidelines
Jeanerette Design Guidelines
Jeanerette Design Guidelines
Ponchatoula Design Guidelines
Slidell Olde Towne Design Guidelines


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