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Who We Are

Commited to Downtown

The Partnership is actually two entities working together as one: the Downtown Management Authority (DMA), which oversees a 106-block improvement district in the heart of Baltimore, and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB), the non-profit that has successfully grown Baltimore’s economic and residential base. This dual structure allows for a bigger set of tools with which to solve problems and create new opportunities.  

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Downtown Partnership participates in the “Second Chance” employment program, providing job opportunities with competitive wages and benefits for formerly incarcerated individuals. Explore Careers

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Cultural Park Resident Charles Street Promenade

Pedestrians, it’s time to take back the road for dining, shopping, and exploring during the upcoming Charles Street Promenade on June 4. WHEN Saturday, June 4 from 9 am – […]

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Downtown Partnership Initiatives

Our operations team is hard at work 7 days a week keeping Downtown Baltimore beautiful, safe, and inviting.

DPOB operations team is comprised of Clean Street Ambassadors (CSAs), Downtown Baltimore Guides (DBGs), Park Stewards, and Homeless Outreach team members.

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Beautifying Streets

CSAs work day and night emptying trash from more than 400 cans in the DMA, sweeping the streets, removing graffiti, cleaning alleys, and reporting code violations.

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Safety & Hospitality

Keeping Downtown Safe

Our DBGs are the welcoming face of the DMA. They provide a visible, positive safety presence and serve as hospitality guides for those navigating Downtown. 

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Safety & Hospitality

Supporting the Homeless

Our outreach team has been able to help hundreds of homeless individuals find shelter, food, benefits, mental health care, medical care, and even permanent housing.

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Clean & Green

Maintaining Green Spaces

Downtown Partnership’s Parks and Programming department improves, maintains, and programs numerous public spaces helping to provide a clean, inviting, and engaging Downtown experience.

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What's New, Downtown?

Plant-Based Paradise

Celebrity chef Matthew Kenney brings two, brand-new meatless concepts to Downtown Baltimore. Liora, a fine dining plant-based experience, and Double Zero, featuring plant-based Italian eats in a cozy setting. Both restaurants are located at 414 Light Street.

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What's New, Downtown?

Hotel Revival Opens 'Dashery Café

Dash-in and Dash-out. ‘Dashery is a one-stop shop for breakfast and lunch on-the-go as well as an intimate space where guests gather and take a quick break before carrying on with their day. Experience authentic local flavors from partnerships with Black Acres Roastery, Crust By Mack, and Wight Tea Company.

Casual cafe seating area at 'Dashery in Baltimore's Hotel Revival.
What's New, Downtown?

Mother-Daughter 'Dogs

Sporty Dog Creations is a mom and daughter team with a passion for food and sports. Putting these two things together they are making food fun again!  Their creative hotdogs spark welcomed and engaging conversation about how innovative flavors make for delicious food.

Upscale hotdogs from Sporty Dog Creations.
What's New, Downtown?

Pitamore Opens New Location

519 W. Pratt Street
In addition to the reopening of their primary location at 30 Light Street (announcing soon), Baltimore favorite Pitamore on Pratt, across from University of Maryland Medical campus, is now open Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm with their same beloved, casual Mediterranean Cuisine plus new additions!
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What's New, Downtown?

The Crafty Crab

44 South Street
The Crafty Crab is now open in the Inner Harbor. Crafty Crab offers the freshest seafood and an authentic experience. You’ll experience Southern charm and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere to make you feel at home. Whether you’re stopping in for a business lunch, family dinner, date night, or a night out with friends, you’ve come to a great new spot.

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What's New, Downtown?

Viva Books

326 N Charles Street
There’s a new bookstore in town! Viva Books is a minority-owned bookstore specializing in The Arts.

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What's New, Downtown?

Motion Althletics

36 S. Calvert Street
Motion Athletics is a new, Baltimore-based urban wear brand encouraging everyone to Stay In Motion. 

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The Future of the CBD

How can we reimagine the future of Baltimore’s economic engine? The Central Business District (CBD) has suffered challenges, but we’re optimistic for its future.

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2021 State of Downtown Baltimore Report

The State of Downtown Baltimore Report is an economic snapshot of the previous year with benchmark data in the areas of office and employment, residential, hospitality, and retail trends.

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Call for Vendors: Pratt Street Market

Downtown Partnership invites local businesses to apply to vend at the Pratt Street Market for the 2022 season. Running June – September.

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Downtown Partnership Seeks Downtown Management Authority Renewal

DPOB is seeking the renewal of the Downtown Management District and Downtown Management Authority (“DMA”) for an additional five years, until 2027.

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