Welcome to the Downtown Waltham Partnership!

The goals of the Downtown Waltham Partnership:


  • Promote and revitalize the downtown area


  • Preserve and assist with Historic Preservation efforts in downtown Waltham


  • Improve the appearance of the streetscape


  • Provide assistance to business and property owners with renovation and development projects


  • Encourage a wide variety of businesses


  • Assist in making downtown Waltham cleaner, greener and more pedestrian oriented


Sign up for the Downtown Waltham Partnership newsletter to keep up to date on local issues that have an effect on the revitalization and preservation of downtown Waltham.


News & Events

Notice of Eversource Outage In May and June

If you are in the Downtown Moody Street area and have not been contacted but would like to know if you will be affected, contact: eddowntownwaltham@gmail.com.


April 27, 2019 - From Eversource: Eversource is are starting to plan the final phase for Moody Street to increase the reliability to the area. The final phase will consist of three permits scheduled for May 20, June 3 and June 10, the three permits will affect three different areas, the customers involved will only go out once.


The first planned outage is planned for Monday morning, May 20 starting at 12:01AM (weather permitting). The duration of the outage is projected to be 8 hours. This outage will affect 115 customers.


The scheduled Permit # 166666-1 will replace an old inoperative oil switch with a new vacuum switch on Moody Street. Eversource will hand deliver notices to all customers prior to the planned outages.


The three permits will replace 7 existing switches, all new switches will be radio controlled for faster restoration in any future incidents. I will forward the customer list for the other two permits when available.


Jack Lopes, CEM

Community Relations & Economic Development Specialist



Watch City Steampunk Festival™ Volunteers are needed!

Steampunk Volunteers are needed! Be at the center of the action as a volunteer at the Watch City Steampunk Festival™ 2019 on May 11th.


Volunteers are the key component to the complex machine that is our festival. By volunteering you help support this FREE day of family fun.


Volunteer for the minimum of 2 hours and receive a free Watch City Steampunk Festival t-shirt. Volunteer for 4 hours or more and receive a t-shirt plus a lunch voucher for delicious food from local restaurant Brelundi.


To volunteer please visit our website to complete and submit the online form.



City of Waltham/Waltham Fire Dept Important Notice

On Saturday 2/23/19 at 830 am the Building at 509 Moody Street will be demolished so that construction on the new Moody Street Fire Station can begin in the Spring 2019.


Here’s What You Can Expect for the demo of 509 Moody Street:

  • Wed 2/20/19 - Construction/Safety Fence will be in place around the perimeter of 509 Moody St lot
  • Fri 2/22/19 - Pedestrian Traffic will be redirected away from the demo site and signage up for alternate sidewalks and usage of cross walks
  • Fri 2/22/19 – Traffic redirection will be in place with signage
  • Sat 2/23/19 - Police detail will be in place for the day during demo
  • On going Police Details will be in place during debris removal
  • Sat 2/23/19 – Demo will start at 509 Moody Street and will take 1 day
  • 2/23 – 3/5/19 – Approximate 7 to 10 days for demo debris removal and back fill of site.


Pre-demo preparations:

  • 509 Moody has been pre-baited for rodent removal for months prior to demo
  • All abatement of hazardous materials is complete and materials have been removed from site
  • All utilities have been terminated in accordance with the requirements for demo


Communication on this demo plan and impact has been distributed via WCAC, Waltham New Tribune, Waltham Patch, Chamber of Commerce and Waltham Downtown Partnership. Please check social media and email for updates on demo process


Questions or Feedback? Please contact Tom MacInnis, Fire Chief City of Waltham at 781-893-3700 (at Central Dispatch) Cathyann Harris, City Councilor Ward 8 at 781-697-4560.


2019 Waltham Riverfest Now Accepting Sponsor and Vendor Applications




Welcome to the Neighborhood: Balani

469 Moody Street (article from The Waltham Channel)

An eclectic new restaurant is now open for dinner at 469 Moody Street in the former Raffaele’s location. The rotating menu includes quirky comfort food classics that “sound a little weirder than they are” on the menu, according to Balani owner Dave Becker.


The offerings include donut holes, fried chicken, pizza, flatbreads, burgers and poutine. But don’t be surprised if South American empanadas and Vietnamese pho turn up. Mains run from $20–29, and Balani is open from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Becker has earned acclaim with his other two restaurants, Sweet Basil in Needham and Juniper in Wellesley. Laid back in his approach, Becker stenciled a makeshift sign when Balani first opened a little while back. The final sign is on the way... Good luck! Photo: Balani (Article/ The Waltham Channel)


Welcome to the Neighborhood: FireCycle Studio

Wicked Local - Waltham gets first spinning studio as Moody Street’s FireCycle opens - FireCycle Studio, 290 Moody St., Waltham, MA 02453


Check Out The Newest Completed Storefront Improvement Program Member


Information from the Waltham Health Department:

The City of Waltham Board of Health will work together with residents, business owners, and other City Departments to promote a better understanding of rat/rodent behavior and how to minimize their presence and impact on the community. Our inspectors are committed to rodent control and providing educational information to the public. By working together we can keep our neighborhoods clean and healthy. There's no way around it! To send the rats packing we all have to work together.


For more information click here.  If you have questions or concerns please call

(781) 314-3305


Storefront Improvement Program sees more businesses improving their outward appearances!


The continuing results of the Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) are impressive. New signs have gone up at Joco's Bar and Kitchen at 450 Moody Street, Suman's Salon at 396 Moody Street, Marcou Jewelers at 318 Moody Street, Los Primo's Barbershop at 459 Moody Street, and Leo's Place Diner at 655 Main Street.


The Storefront Improvement Program is a pilot program of the DWP which provides grants of up to $5,000.00 for exterior facade improvements such as awnings, signage, windows, etc. The program is funded through the City of Waltham Planning Departments using CDBG funds.



FREE "Tick Tock Trolley" loop, serving portions of the Downtown

Thu - Sat, 6pm - 11pm

Tick Tock Trolley


Dates Set For 2019 Riverfest, Steampunk Events

The dates for the annual Waltham Riverfest and Steampunk Festival have been set. The Riverfest is set to be held the weekend of June 15, 2019 and the Steampunk Festival  will be May 11, 2019.




Are you a business in the Downtown and would like to become a member?

Please fill out this form and return it with payment to be added to our membership listing. Download Membership Form (PDF)

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