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tax incentives and business resources in downtown alexandria louisiana

Cooperative Endeavor Incentive

Incentive Documentation (PDF)


Zoning Verifications, Parking Requirements, Sign Permit, Certificates of Zoning Compliance
Contact: 318-473-1373 or 318-473-1371 or

Request for Variance or Special Exception, Zoning Applications (Zoning Commission/Board of Adjustments and Appeals)
Contact: 318-473-1371 or

View More Zoning Information

How to Open Your Business

Guidelines on Opening Your Business (PDF)

Historic Preservation Commission

Original Town Historic District
This district encompasses the oldest section of Alexandria and runs along the Red River levee.  The architectural inventory includes many late-nineteenth-century brick commercial storefronts as well as a few remaining wood-frame residential structures from the same period.  Several historic churches are included in the district as well as the landmark Hotel Bentley.  A handful of Modern buildings, such as the Rapides Parish Library and City Hall, make up the district’s more recent architectural history.

Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission

Louisiana National Registry Map