Uptown Main Street (UMS) supports the development of Upper 14th Street NW and Kennedy Street NW. Formed out of a partnership between two community organizations in late 2017, UMS seeks to celebrate and honor the unique histories of each street by supporting a strong, thriving and inclusive commercial corridor.
Through our work, UMS preserves the historic character of our neighborhoods and supports economic redevelopment efforts. UMS provides technical assistance to small and local business and plans events that highlight our unique business mix. Through the support of business owners, community members and sponsors, UMS provides year-round programming and support to our more than 200 businesses. UMS also supports two clean teams that provide residents and visitors the opportunity to shop and dine in along a clean and safe street.