Baltimore Main Street

Baltimore Main Streets(BMS) is a program established by Baltimore City, in 2000, to provide customized support and technical assistance for neighborhood commercial corridors through designated neighborhood-based organizations.


Baltimore Main Streets(BMS) administers local revitalization programming to enhance services for neighborhoods and their business districts by using the National Main Street Center’s patented Main Street Approach® while addressing the issues of clean, green, and safe.

The Main Street Approach focuses on the following areas.

  • Organization
  • Economic Viability
  • Design
  • Promotion

Baltimore is one of the four largest urban Main Streets program in the U.S. with nine fully-designated communities:

(Please click each Main Street for specific information)

BMS’ neighborhood-based organizations provide a range of support to local businesses and their stakeholders which includes:

  • Priority access to select private and public façade improvement grant and loan programs.  
  • Business and Organizational Development
  • Assistance with designated façade renovations
  • Streetscape Improvements
  • Marketing/ Promotions
  • Assistance with accessing related public services
  • Targeted referral services

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Research

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Office, Incubator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
Contact Information
charlyn Nator
3000 Druid Park Drive
Suite 3000B
Baltimore, MD 21215