HDLC documentation


Established in 1976, the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) (link to website) is the City’s regulatory agency for local historic districts—outside of the French Quarter or Vieux Carré, which is governed by the Vieux Carré Commission (est. 1936).

Map of Historic Districts

Map of all HDLC Historic Districts—with links to documentation on each district.

District types—full versus partial control

Full versus partial control—What it means for every historic district in New Orleans.


The Commissioners of the HDLC and the Architectural Review Committee are appointed by the Mayor for a term of four years. They do not have city-issued email addresses.

It was announced at the May 4, 2022, hearing that Calvin Alexander, Sr., Commissioner for full-control Holy Cross, has retired. Commissioner Rashida Ferdinand replaces him.

It was announced at the January 5, 2022, hearing that Ed deMontluzin, Commissioner for full-control St. Charles Avenue, has resigned. No replacement was named.

The Carrollton Historic District

Carrollton Historic District—This document describes the boundaries and primary features of the Carrollton partial-control district, designated in 2017. The Commissioner for Carrollton is Lee Bressler.

Administrative information

Staff contact information
2022 monthly hearing calendar

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