Design Committee

This committee combines both events and marketing for Downtown Somerville.

Purpose of the Design Committee

The Design Committee plays a key role in shaping the physical image of the downtown as a place that is attractive to shoppers, investors, business owners, and visitors, through a variety of place making programs. The committee provides recommendations to the Downtown DSA Board of Trustees with regard to short and long term programs.

Committee Goals

The Design Committee works with the Borough of Somerville, the DSA Executive Director and staff, as well as downtown businesses and property owners to facilitate a positive visual image of Downtown Somerville that will enhance our thriving, vibrant community center. The Design Committee will focus on downtown aesthetics and appearance, working on matters such as way-finding signage, attractive window displays, parking areas, street furniture, sidewalks, and landscaping. The Design Committee will instill good maintenance practices within the district and work with the appropriate municipal departments to achieve goals.

Current Projects

Cleaning and Maintenance

Landscaping and Flower Planting

Holiday and Seasonal Lighting


Public Amenities

Tables /chairs /umbrellas



Trash Receptacles

Cigarette Urns

Learn More

Interested in serving on our committee? Want more information on when the committee meets? We’d love to hear from you!
PDF Streetscape Capital Plan Presentation 1

Streetscape Planning

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