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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


The City of Waltham has reserved The Waltham Community and Cultural Center, 510 Moody Street on February 3rd at 11:00 am, so the Downtown Waltham Partnership and the merchants have an opportunity to discuss the proposed shutting down of the Moody Street power on February 21st via Eversource MA.


The proposed outage is scheduled to be shutting down at 11:00pm on 2/21 , and re-energize by 9:00am on 2/22 to have the least impact on everyone.


Meet The DWP Annual Meeting Guest Speaker: Mimi Graney.

Mimi Graney is now one of the Principals at Relish Management LLC where she does consulting and management services for placemaking, food-based and creative economy initiatives. Projects including Watertown Farmers Market at Arsenal on the Charles, the first farmers market in this Massachusetts community presented with athenahealth, and the Assembly Farmers Market presented in partnership with Federal Realty. was the founding Executive Director of Union Square Main Streets where she transformed a struggling Somerville neighborhood into a nationally recognized hub for innovation, unique food businesses and creative community events.


 During her tenure the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) broke ground on the long-awaited Green Line Extension which will significantly improve public transit access between Somerville and downtown Boston. With that commitment The City of Somerville enacted a revitalization plan for Union Square that promises 2.3 million square feet of new transit oriented development across seven  blocks.


 With municipal, state and community partners, she crafted forward-thinking yet pragmatic solutions to a broad range of community development issues from transit-oriented, small business friendly zoning to the rebirth of the Ames Complex from a vacant factory into Boston's hottest innovation center.


 She's a former board member of the the Artisan’s Asylum, one of the largest maker spaces in the country.   She currently serves as a member of the Massachusetts Creative Economy Council.


If you would like to know more, watch the video.


We hope you can make it on January 20th!


The Downtown Waltham Partnership has recently completed its first round of Storefront Improvement Program grants.


Nov. 16, 2015 - The DWP Storefront Improvement Program awards design assistance and grants of up to $5,000 to qualified business and property owners in Downtown Waltham. Recipients and/or their employees must meet low-moderate income guidelines. Funding is provided by the City of Waltham Planning Department using federal Community Development Block Grant funds. Applications are now being accepted for the second round of grants. Find Out More


Mayor supports local businesses and citizens with a FREE “Tick Tock Trolley” loop, serving portions of the Downtown


June 5, 2015 - Mayor Jeannette A. McCarthy is pleased to announce that the city of Waltham’s “Tick Tock Trolley” will begin operating JUNE 18th to support local businesses and citizens with a FREE downtown parking lot loop on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm! This service will be free and the route is designed to provide easy and convenient access to the City’s parking lots for downtown visitors and citizens. Find Out More


The first several projects of the Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) have been completed!


May 21, 2015 - News signs have gone up at Paris Eyecare at 289 Moody Street and Bistro 781 at 336 Moody Street. The next projects in the works are at Franco's Pizzeria and Pub at 714 Moody Street, The Evolving Closet at 709 Main Street and Raj Collections at 270 Moody Street.


The Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) 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.


For further information contact 781-894-4700 ext. 127.


More News and Events

Upcoming Waltham Community Events in 2016:

Breezers Ball

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2016


Food and Wine

WHEN: Thursday, March 31, 2016


Steampunk Festival

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2016


Waltham Riverfest

WHEN: Saturday, June 18, 2016


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Downtown Waltham Partnership, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.