Upham’s Corner Main Street, Inc. (UCMS) is a community-led business district planning agency that works to build a vibrant commercial district in Upham’s Corner, a bustling town center in Dorchester, Massachusetts that is anchored by the historic Strand Theatre.
UCMS was first created in 1996, when a group of concerned neighborhood residents, merchants, and civic leaders banded together with a goal of advocating, planning, and managing the revitalization of the Upham’s Corner business district. The goal: to create more permanent jobs, an optimal mix of retail businesses, and shopping opportunities that fit the needs of residents.
UCMS is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, project-focused committees, and one full-time staff member. The organization operates under The National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street approach to revitalize Upham’s Corner through Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization, and Promotion. Please take a look at recent posts about community meetings and events – you might find something you’d like to get involved with!
As one of the leading programs in the Boston Main Streets network, UCMS has a track record of innovative project planning and implementation that has raised the profile of the Upham’s Corner commercial district. Upham’s Corner is on the radar as a neighborhood destination and is highly sought by new businesses looking for a profitable location. [Lots of free parking in the Belden Square Municipal Lot, behind CVS!]