Official websites use

A website belongs to an official government organization in the City of Boston.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Last updated:

Back Streets

The Back Streets program helps light industrial and commercial companies grow throughout Boston's neighborhoods.

How we help

Licensing and permitting

The City created a centralized, streamlined licensing and permitting application. We can offer guidance and help you through the review and approval process.

Permits and Licenses

Real estate community

Our team works with Boston’s real estate community. We can give your information about market trends and tenant searches. We also work with the Boston Planning and Development Agency on planning and zoning. Our team can help you find locations for growth.

Finding workers

Rapidly changing industries can have trouble finding trained staff. The Mayor's Office of Workforce Development partners with workforce training organizations.

Workforce Development

Boston's Back Streets

Neighborhood Location
Allston The triangle of Western Avenue, Soldiers Field Road and Linden Street

Braintree Street/Everett Street

Guest Street/Life Street

100 block of North Beacon Street

Charlestown Charlestown Commerce Center

Roland/Cambridge Streets

Hood Park/Rutherford Avenue

The triangle of Freeport Street/Park Street/Morrisey Blvd. – Gallivan Blvd.

East Boston

McLellan Highway/Addison Street

Chelsea Street/E. Eagle Street

Hyde Park

Readville Commerce Park/Center

Westinghouse Plaza

Jamaica Plain Amory Street/Germania Street/Brookside Triangle

Brookley Road/Rossmore Road/Stedman Street
Newmarket Four-square miles of more than 200 businesses. This includes food processing, auto dealers, construction companies and materials, land surveyors, breweries, transportation, and security.
South Boston Ray Flynn Industrial Park

The triangle of Dorchester Avenue/Old Colony Avenue/Damrell Street


Back to top