About Fells Point Main Street
Fell’s Point Main Street (FPMS) is the name of our community’s Baltimore Main Streets organization, a campaign initiated in 2003 by the Fell’s Point Business Association and members of our community. Fell’s Point Main Street has been created to proactively generate the revitalization of Fell’s Point commercial and historic districts including the Broadway Corridor.
Like many neighborhoods across country, Fell’s Point is experiencing growing pains associated with the economic, political and social pressures of residential expansion and commercial/urban revitalization. Since these pressures affect the entire community, it is essential that we work together and carefully plan for the future.
That is where the Main Street Program can help. The directive of the Baltimore Main Streets program, which is a program of Baltimore City, is to provide assistance to communities like ours in planning, designing and managing their physical environment, specifically, vacant buildings, streetscapes, public facilities and open spaces. Further, they help identify proven solutions for growth-related issues within the community. As a Main Street organization, Fell’s Point businesses and residents alike gain a powerful resource and advocate. And that is something worth embracing.
This Season the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening to do what the British, Civil War Troops, and the Interstate Highway System could not: take down Fells Point. We need a miracle, or at least some well thrown Joe Flacco Super Bowl touchdown passes for Fells Point to thrive once again. This Holiday Season we are confronting this very challenging threat to our continued vibrancy. FPMS is putting together programs to help promote safety and prevent the losses of small businesses that enrich this beautiful waterfront neighborhood. One such initiative is to promote historic and quaint Fells Point, with its atmospheric streets and old world vibe, as Baltimore’s Holiday Village. FPMS is key to advocating on the behalf of small businesses to government and through disbursing relief funds to our struggling homegrown stores. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is preventing FPMS from creating community events and collecting sponsorship dollars. The ability of FPMS to help struggling small businesses is severely compromised and threatens the continued success of one of the crown jewels of Baltimore.
Fells Point Main Street promotes and encourages the renaissance of the iconic Fells Point Business District, strengthening the entire historic community. To succeed, we need you! Fell’s Point Main Street is seeking members, volunteers and tax-deductible donations. With your support, we can help Fell’s Point realize its full potential!
To preserve the heritage of Fell’s Point and revitalize its commercial and historic district.
We will promote and encourage economic development while strengthening and revitalizing the greater Fell’s Point Business District in ways that meet the needs of businesses, residents and visitors alike, while at the same time preserving and enhancing the district’s historical character.