Central Business District


Decatur and Canal Streets to the north, the Mississippi River to the east, Julia and Magazine Streets to the south, and South Claiborne, Cleveland and Derbigny Streets to the west, bound New Orleans’ Central Business District (CBD).

Originally developed as a largely residential neighborhood in the late-18th century, today the CBD is a dynamic, mixed-use neighborhood and home to the city’s only high-rise buildings clustered along Canal and Poydras Streets.
Preservationists organized in the 1970s to stop the demolition of the 19th and 20th century architecture in this neighborhood and encourage renovation. Those efforts continue to this day.

New Orleans Neighborhood Development Collaborative

Downtown Development District