The Southwest Partnership is a coalition of seven neighborhood associations and six anchor institutions in Southwest Baltimore. We work together to build awesome communities in the Southwest Partnership Area: the neighborhoods of Barre Circle, Franklin Square, Hollins Roundhouse, Mount Clare, Pigtown, Poppleton, and Union Square.

The work of the SWP is done through seven Program Committees: Commercial Development, Education, Historic Preservation, Housing, Public Safety, Vibrant and Walkable Streets. and Workforce Development. The Committees meet monthly and are open to the public and community led.

The member organizations are: the Barre Circle Community Association, the Hollins Roundhouse Neighborhood Association, the Franklin Square Neighborhood Association, the Mount Clare Community Council, Citizens of Pigtown, Poppleton NOW!, the Union Square Association, the B&O Railroad Museum, Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, the University of Maryland Baltimore, the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Wexford Science and Technology.

Our Vision

We envision an awesome, healthy, architecturally beautiful, diverse, cohesive community of choice built on mutual respect and shared responsibility.

We embrace all diversity: from race, gender, and sexual orientation to economic, education, and housing choice. Our diversity is our strength.

Our Mission

The Southwest Partnership aims to maintain this vision through productive land uses and partnerships that will maintain a cohesive community. We partner with our neighbors, surrounding communities, city government, area institutions, and businesses, knowing that when we take the right road together, and with integrity, everyone will benefit.