• Committees
  • Mission Hill Main Streets follows the Four Point Approach developed by the National Trust's National Main Street Center: Promotions, Organization, Design, and Economic Restructuring. Each point is the focus of a working committe; each committee is chaired by a board member and all are open to the public.

    Call us at for a schedule of meetings, and join us in the revitalization of the Mission Hill commercial district.

    Committees meet on a monthly basis. These times are subject to change so please call the office to ensure the date and time of the meeting you would like to attend is correct.

    Board:  Tuesday, February 9, 2009 6 p.m., 1534 Tremont Street

    ER: January Meeting CANCELLED

    Design:  January Meeting CANCELLED

    Promotion: TBA, 1534 Tremont Street

    Organization:  January Meeting CANCELLED

    Elder Friendly: TBA, 1534 Tremont Street


    Promotions and promotional events help market the Mission Hill community. Community events reinforce the neighborhood's positive image, bring people into our neighborhood and into our businesses, and help build the Mission Hill community.

    The promotions committee puts together the:

    T-Shirt Promotion Party is to help promote the Mission Hill neighborhood as well as the featured business for that particular month.  During the spring/summer of 2009, we will host 5 partis to promote the Mission Hill t-shirt which was designed by member of the Design Committee.

    Healthy Main Streets is an initiative that Boston Main Streets implemented in 2008 to promote health and wellness in our neighborhoods.  The first initiative "Where's Charlie?" was kicked off in Mission Hill.  HMS 3 Eat Well. Live Well. took place in Mission Hill July 2009.  This was an opportunity for neighbors and friends to learn a bit more about their neighborhood businesses and ways to become more fit!

    Halloween Walk at which local businesses provided treats to trick-or-treaters and community groups oversaw childrens activities in the plaza at One Brigham Circle.

    Main Streets works with the Mission Hill Artists Collective in support of Mission Hill Open Studios, and with the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services on the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting.


    Without a strong organization and cooperation with other community groups, we cannot meet our goals. The organization committee maintains our board and committee struture; addresses our needs for volunteer recruitment; plans the annual meeting; and develops and implements our fundraising plan.


    One of the most visible components of a Main Street program is the Facade Improvement Program (also known as the Storefront Improvement Program). We may provide design assistance and matching grants for physical improvements to storefronts, from signage and lighting to window systems. Once the committee has agreed on Design Guidelines, work begins on facade improvement porjects. We have worked on small projects (such as the sign at Martin's Beeper and Cut It Up Haircutters) and large ones (such as the facade of Martin's Beeper or the rebuilding of Mission Hill Liquors). Mission Hill Main Streets also worked with the Parks Department on the renovation of Mission Hill Playground, organizing a community process and working with the Urban Arts Institute at Mass Art to add artistic enhancements to the plan, and helping to raise funds to hire an artist and implement the neighbors' vision.


    Main Streets' goal is to build and maintain a strong, vibrant commercial community. Just as we work with business owners to improve the look of their businesses, we work to help them improve the way they do business, linking them to technical assistance and resources for financing, marketing, and design, among other topics. We are building a collaborative relationship with the Wentworth Institute of Technology to utilize the many skills of their students and faculty. We offer periodic workshops as well as one-on-one assistance.