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 downtowns, 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.
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 redevelpment 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. Street-Works Development Group from White Plains, NY is the designated developer for the proposed Quincy Center Redevelopment. Street-Works has spearheaded several major mixed-use urban redevelopment projects throughout the country that blend office, residential and retail uses. More information about the Quincy Center Redevelopment can be found at www.newquincycenter.com.
A major element of renewed downtown infrastructure is the Quincy Center Concourse, a new east-west connector route (now under construction) that will tie together the Quincy downtown area, long seperated by the north-south subway and commuter rail corridor that provides services to and through Quincy Center. For additional information on the Quincy Center Concourse 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.
Business District Community Police Contacts
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: 617-770-4993
Lieutenant Tim Sorgi (617) 770-4993
Officer Roger White (857) 342-0523
The Business District Chairs for the Quincy Center District are:
E.L. Barrett Co., Inc.