Uptown Main Street is a community-driven organization that supports small and local business along 14th and Kennedy Streets in NW Washington, DC.  UMS helps make our unique corner of the city a thriving place to live, work and invest.  We invite you to learn more about our organization values and review our mission and vision statements.

As an organization, we strive to be:


Uptown Main Street forges strategic partnerships with community groups, government representatives and residents to move our work forward. 


We value solutions that are “outside of the box” and seek to showcase our corridor's uniqueness by promoting arts, music and culture. 


By providing a venue for all to participate in the development of our local commercial corridor, Uptown Main Street values inclusivity.


Through our work, UMS makes an impact in the day to day lives of our business owners, residents and patrons.

Rooted in History

UMS celebrates the unique and varied history of our area and strives to integrate historic preservation into all that we do.


Our mission is to lead initiatives that encourage community development and historic preservation efforts along Uptown Main Street in NW Washington D.C. by building upon existing community assets to create a connected, creative, and inclusive corridor.


Uptown Main Street celebrates the unique histories, legacies, and architecture of Kennedy and Upper 14th Streets NW by fostering a memorable, intergenerational, and thriving local business corridor.