Downtown Monroe is an increasingly growing district anchored by the beautiful Ouachita River. Conveniently located just off Interstate 20--- it is the central business district of Monroe. Home to the offices of the City, Parish, State and Federal governments, St. Francis Medical Center and the Monroe Civic Center just to name a few. It is as rich in history as it is in hospitality. Downtown Monroe is also the home of several restaurants, a collection of museums and a variety of art galleries and shopping destinations. Monroe is an ideal place to live, work and grow!
New energy is spurring new developments throughout Downtown Monroe. This energy is spearheaded by the Downtown Economic Development District in partnership with several public and private organizations. The DEDD works aggressively to invest in Downtown Monroe's future.
The Future of Downtown Monroe
A historic, quaint, and upbeat riverfront Downtown that is a vibrant arts and entertainment center.
A thriving, progressive, 24-hour Downtown that is the regional business center of Ark-LA-Miss.
A fun, inviting, pedestrian-friendly Downtown that is wholesome, friendly, and family-oriented.
Both progressive and historic, Downtown Monroe is a definite destination.
A place you want to go for a multitude of reasons and a great place to live, work, and play.
To establish Downtown Monroe as a destination to live, work, and play.
Create attractive physical and economic conditions in downtown Monroe.