About Us

The Charlesgate Alliance launched in 2017 to bring positive change to the Charlesgate neighborhood. We look forward to working with you!


We are dedicated to improving Charlesgate and to knitting together the Charlesgate district. We promise to become an effective new force to defend and serve our diverse and dynamic neighborhood.


Charlesgate Alliance Awarded Grant For Improving the Area

The Charlesgate Alliance is very happy to find out that we were awarded $15,000 to be used for tree pruning in the Charlesgate area. This came from the Fenway Park Demonstration Project and is administered by the Boston Planning and Development Agency. Our friends at the Friends of the Public Garden also received a grant for $15,000 to plant new trees and do fence repair in the Kenmore Mall of Commonwealth Avenue.


Charlesgate in Bloom Fundraiser and Cocktail Party

Saturday, April 28, 2018, , 5pm-7pm; 395 Commonwealth Avenue (The Ayer Mansion), Boston, MA 02215

Please join us for the Charlesgate Community Event of the Spring, Charlesgate in Bloom, a memorable evening in The Ayer Mansion at 395 Commonwealth Avenue. Charlesgate in Bloom is a fundraising event for the Charlesgate Alliance. Special thanks to PawshBack Bay Florist, DeuxaveThe Capital Grille, and Wine Gallery.


Tickets are $75/person. Click here to register.


Short-Term Goals

Medium-Term Goals

  • Create safe, pedestrian friendly, public areas – Share your ideas
  • Improve Muddy River water quality
  • Help public agencies like the DCR and MassDOT maintain and improve the area

Long-Term Goals

  • Charlesgate revitalization
  • A fully integrated Charlesgate neighborhood
  • A solid, enduring Charlesgate Alliance organization

You can see slideshows from meetings that we have had.

Landing Studio is the architectural firm hired by Charlesgate Alliance  and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy in conjunction with DCR to develop concept designs for enhancements to the Charlesgate area. The illustration below is a proposed design idea for one of the areas of Charlesgate. For more information, please see the slideshow of Landing Studio’s presentation at the April 9th Talk about DCR Charlesgate meeting.
Proposed Bowl and Bridge
Landing Studio temporarily designated areas of the park in the illustration below at the December 4, 2017, Talk About DCR Charlesgate Park meeting, integrating with the already approved Charlesgate Greenway DCR project, here called The Allee.

Named areas of Charlesgate by Landing Studio at December 4, 2017 Public Meeting

Please contact us at charlesgatealliance@gmail.com if you have any questions!

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