The goal of Pigtown Main Street is to create a vibrant commercial district on Washington Boulevard that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

Wondering how that can be achieved?

The Pigtown Main Street program follows a successful model for commercial revitalization developed and used by the National Trust for Historic Preservation since 1977. In a nutshell:

“The underlying premise of the Main Street Approach is to encourage economic development within the context of historic preservation in ways appropriate to today’s marketplace. The Main Street Approach advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment, and the rebuilding of traditional commercial districts based on their unique assets: distinctive architecture, a pedestrian-friendly environment, personal service, local ownership, and a sense of community.”

The key to a successful Main Street program is community involvement, and Pigtown Main Street cannot be a success without the help of dedicated volunteers. Please read about our volunteer opportunities to see if you might be interested in joining a committee. This is your chance to help shape the future of Pigtown!


While we do follow the Main Street Four-Point Approach, we are not overseen by the National Main Street Center nor do we receive funding from them. Pigtown Main Street is an independent non-profit and a part of Baltimore Main Streets (a program of the Mayor’s Office and part of Baltimore Development Corporation), which sets benchmarks and provides some financial as well as technical support for the program.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.