Business District Partnerships

Once known as “Shopperstown USA” Quincy Center is well recognized as the commercial center of the City. However, it is not the only business district providing economic sustainability and a social fabric for residents and visitors to benefit from.

Ever-evolving neighborhood business districts such as Wollaston, North Quincy, Quincy Point, Marina Bay and a variety of commercial corridors throughout South and West Quincy provide essential goods and services to the many residents and employees that live and work within these areas of the city.

The traditional “mom & pop” businesses found within these districts help to define the fabric of the community, and create vibrant centers of social and commercial activity. Numerous family-owned small businesses thrive through the generations as many new businesses open ensuring that the entrepreneurial spirit remains a critical part of the local economy.

Business District map
  • Quincy Center=Purple
  • North Quincy/Marina Bay/Squantum=Red
  • Wollaston=Green
  • Quincy Point=Pink
  • South/West Quincy=Yellow

 

Quincy Center

Quincy Center was the original nucleus around which the commercial and administrative heart of Quincy developed. Serviced by the “T” Red Line and the Commuter Rail and the heart of Quincy’s government, education, and many historical attractions, the Center has undergone considerable change in recent years. Similar to many down towns, the main retail center was impacted by the growth of suburban retail malls, but significant growth in office space and residential development has injected new life into the area.

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Quincy Center’s proximity to public transportation, major highways and water transportation to Boston, as well as a business-friendly city government, create a desirable economic environment. Today, approximately 10,000 people work in the downtown area, emphasizing Quincy Center’s critical role in the local and regional economy.


The downtown historic sites, including the National Register’s United First Parish Church, the Thomas Crane Public Library and the Adams National Historic Park attract many visitors to the area. Programs offered at the historic Thomas Crane Public Library and the Adams National Historic Park are magnets for both residents and workers.


A major redevelopment effort is currently underway for the downtown, encompassing an estimated $1.2 billion investment to transform Downtown Quincy into a vibrant, attractive urban center with new sidewalks, public parks, new retailers and and additional parking. A major element of renewed downtown infrastructure is the Quincy Center Concourse, a new east-west connector route (now completed) that will tie together the Quincy downtown area, long separated by the north-south subway and commuter rail corridor that provides services to and through Quincy Center.


For additional information on the Quincy Center Development, click here. By attracting new office, housing and retail businesses, the program will strengthen and expand the current economic base and restore Quincy Center as a vibrant, focal point of the community and region.

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For a brief description of the various development and infrastructure projects planned and/or under way click here.

The Community Police Department encourages you to contact the Patrol Officer representing your business are if you have a need, concern or idea to make the business district a safer environment for you and your customers.

Main Officer Number: 617-479-1212

Supervisors
Lieutenant Tim Sorgi (C) 857-488-9170 (O) 617-770-4993

Quincy Center
Officer Roger White 857-342-0523

North Quincy

Ideally located just seven miles south of Boston and easily accessible by automobile, water and public transportation, North Quincy is a center of residential, retail, office and industrial development. Spurred by the desirable location, apartment and condominium development has augmented the densely settled neighborhood of single and two family homes in recent years.

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Office developments house some of Quincy’s largest employers, including State Street Bank, Massachusetts Financial Services (MFS) and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Located just over the Neponset Bridge from Boston is the 105 room Best Western Adams Inn. Along the city’s main thoroughfare, Hancock Street, and in Norfolk Downs, the business district along Billings Road, there are many retail and service establishments providing goods and services for those who live and work in the area. Squantum/Marina Bay With its magnificent shoreline and peninsula location, Squantum has always been a distinctive neighborhood. Once a popular summer resort area and the site of many historical events and developments in the infancy of American aviation, Squantum now is one of the region’s most desirable residential areas. Recognizing the value of the site of the airfield, developers have built one of the most desired picturesque harborside communities in Massachusetts. Known as Marina Bay, this lively urban community is home to handsome high-rise and townhouse residences, professional office space, a 685-slip marina, and many restaurants offering casual to upscale dining along its Nantucket-style boardwalk. With breathtaking views of the Boston skyline and readily accessible by car or water, Marina Bay has become both an attractive place to live and Boston’s premier waterfront entertainment destination.
  • Marina Bay Residential Development
  • Neponset River Bridge Reconstruction
  • East/West Squantum and Hancock Street Intersection
  • North Quincy High School Campus Plan
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Main Officer Number: 617-479-1212

Supervisors
Lieutenant Tim Sorgi (C) 857-488-9170 (O) 617-770-4993

North Quincy/Squantum/Marina Bay
Officer Greg Mar 617- 594-2028

Montclair
Officer Tim Simmons 339-235-6662

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Quincy Point

Quincy Point is one of the city’s “gateways” to the South Shore. Northbound travelers from many South Shore communities must pass through the business area as they travel north on routes 3A and 53.

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Since its early days as a small fishing village, Quincy Point developed as a maritime community beginning with fishing and then shipbuilding. Job opportunities created by the shipyard brought many local and immigrant laborers to the neighborhood, resulting in one of the most dense neighborhoods dominated by small single family lots. The shipyard, known as Fore River Ship & Engine Company, then Bethlehem Steel, and eventually General Dynamics, was a world leader in commercial and naval shipbuilding until the 1970’s and the major industry in Quincy. The 110 acre property is being positioned to be a leader in commercial activity once again. Visit our economic development section to find out more about the development opportunities in the Quincy Shipyard and the planned reconstruction of the Fore River Bridge. As shipbuilding faded, the area has undergone significant redevelopment with an emphasis on residential, commercial and industrial development. Its commercial establishments service the strong residential base and industry-related operations, as well as the region. Home to a variety of local shops and restaurants, it also is the place of maritime, fishing and industrial businesses. The city has experienced an expansion of marine related industries in this area such as the relocation of Blue Fin Robotics and the opening of a research and treatment facility for the New England Aquarium. Docked alongside Harbor Express is the USS Salem, a World War II battleship that was built at the Shipyard and is used today as a United States Navy Shipbuilding Museum.
 

The Watson

East/West Howard Street and Quincy Ave Intersection

Fore River Bridge

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The Community Police Department encourages you to contact the Patrol Officer representing your business are if you have a need, concern or idea to make the business district a safer environment for you and your customers.

Main Officer Number: 617-479-1212

Supervisors
Lieutenant Tim Sorgi (C) 857-488-9170 (O) 617-770-4993

Quincy Point
Officer Matt Miller 617- 594-2070

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South/West Quincy

With its labor intensive quarrying, the granite industry brought many immigrant workers to this area, many of who maintained a permanent presence long after the industry faded. The legacy of many service-related enterprises that catered to the needs of the quarry workers and the industry is still evident throughout the area.

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South/West Quincy With its labor intensive quarrying, the granite industry brought many immigrant workers to this area, many of who maintained a permanent presence long after the industry faded. The legacy of many service-related enterprises that catered to the needs of the quarry workers and the industry is still evident throughout the area. Residential and commercial development has dominated in recent years. The first major office development built at Batterymarch Park features a four building Class A office park that attractively complements the physical aspects of the site and has magnificent views of the Boston skyline. Conveniently located at the intersection of I-95 and I-93, the park allows tenants ready access to the areas highway system and is near major shopping malls, hotels and restaurants. Proximity to the highway and public transportation as well as attractive, available space led to the Crown Colony Development. A well-planned mixed-use development of 175 acres created in a pleasing park-like atmosphere, this complex features a condominiums, two million square feet of office space in more than 13 buildings and the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel. Consisting of a world-class premier golf course known as Granite Links, baseball and soccer fields, the facility serves both the residents of the city and visitors. There are many business opportunities in this area. Local business districts support the growing residential population. Office and light industrial development flourishes. From home improvement to construction, plumbing and heating companies, printers, banks and medical, mortgage and financial services, the area is a strong base for business.
  • Avalon Quincy
  • Brook Road Residences
  • Crown Colony Apartments
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Main Officer Number: 617-479-1212

Supervisors
Lieutenant Tim Sorgi (C) 857-488-9170 (O) 617-770-4993

West Quincy
Officer Jim Whedbee 617-483-0599

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Wollaston

With a convenient “T” Red Line station, extensive coastline, and easy access to Boston, the Wollaston section of Quincy has always been a desirable place to live. The nationally famous Howard Johnson’s was founded in Wollaston.

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This densely populated neighborhood sustains a vibrant and popular business district and is home to some industrial development in sections close to the Red Line. Shops are concentrated on Beale Street and along Hancock Street. The proliferation of restaurants, personal and professional service businesses is testimony to the strength of the market they serve. Eastern Nazarene College, the city’s only private higher education institution is located here. With over 1200 students and faculty, the college community looks to local businesses for many of its needs. Wollaston is a focal point of daily shopping for residents, employees and students. Whether it is groceries, banking, lunch or a cup of coffee, it’s all conveniently available in Wollaston. Accounting, travel, catering, cleaning, florist, contracting and lodging services are all there, too. After an extensive shoreline improvement project, Wollaston Beach has renewed its draw as a regional attraction with its variety of small seafood restaurants and other venues.
  • New Central Middle School
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The Community Police Department encourages you to contact the Patrol Officer representing your business are if you have a need, concern or idea to make the business district a safer environment for you and your customers.

Main Officer Number: 617-479-1212

Supervisors
Lieutenant Tim Sorgi (C) 857-488-9170 (O) 617-770-4993

Wollaston
Officer Jim Silcox 339-237-1575

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