20+ Years of Commitment and Service to
Boston's South End and Lower Roxbury Neighborhoods

Washington Gateway Main Street is a 501(c) organization primarily made of volunteers who live and work in your community.  We’re your neighbors, business owners, and South End enthusiasts.  The mayor’s office, in partnership with the Boston Main Streets Foundation, empowered us 20+ years ago to serve our community.  Here are our priorities:

(1) Design - We work with developers & business owners on all levels, from large scale development to store front improvements.  We are here to guide and advise design that will best respect the neighbourhood’s history while honouring the future. See our Design Review Guiding Principles.

(2) Safety and cleanliness - Through unique projects and programs we commit to keeping the neighbourhood clean and safe. From our partnership with Project Place, an ongoing effort to further supplement city services on Washington Street by cleaning sidewalks, to artistic light installations designed to create a safer experiences in our neighborhood parks. 

(3) Promotions and beautification - Building on the momentum of the last 20+ years’ worth of transformative improvements, we work to promote the neighborhood and its unique offerings to long term economic vitality. 

(4) Economic restructuring - We are committed to ensuring that small and locally owned businesses remain in the neighbourhood as they play a vital role in maintaining liveability in our city.


Where We Serve
The South End & Lower Roxbury

Who we serve