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4th Street

Guadalupe to San Antonio

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4th Street

Guadalupe to San Antonio



Downtown offers the best of Austin, amplified. This is where creativity and ingenuity meet to deliver the latest foodie hotspots, legendary live music venues, one-of-a-kind shops, and year-round outdoor fun. Rock out or relax – it’s your call. LET’S GO


Downtown is the epicenter of Austin’s 24/7 idea exchange. This is where enterprises headquarter and entrepreneurs incubate, all harnessing our city’s incredible talent pool, business-friendly infrastructure and uniquely collaborative culture. LET’S GO


Downtown Austin offers residences to suit any style, whether you’re renting or putting down roots. This is where city excitement meets creature comforts – your walkable new neighborhood puts both nightly entertainment and daily essentials within easy reach.LET’S GO


Downtown Vision

A Vision for Downtown Austin

It's no secret Austin is changing. We need your input on the future of downtown Austin.


The Downtown Austin Alliance is leading a community conversation to shape a Vision and Action Plan for downtown Austin. The result will be an ambitious but realistic Vision for downtown’s future, one we can all rally behind and work together to make happen. 
This work is intended to build on and bolster the work of the Downtown Austin Plan, adopted by City Council in 2011. The vision will also inform the Downtown Austin Alliance’s five-year plan, which maps out how we do our work of delivering and stewarding a world-class downtown for the community. 



Visit for a project timeline and ways to get involved. 

Picture your downtown Austin in 10-15 years. What would you like to see?


We invite you to think about this question and write your vision for downtown Austin on a block of wood—we’re calling it a vision board—at one of our community events. Your vision board will join others in creating a community public art piece that will be installed in Republic Square on November 18, 2017.


Your voice is important, and with your input we can help build a downtown for everyone. By compiling the vision boards that will collectively become the top of a community table, we will be reminded of the diversity of voices and perspectives, needs and desires that will shape the vision for the future of downtown Austin. 

Upcoming community table events:

November 2nd, 6-8pm

The Community’s Table: Your Vision for Downtown Workshop

In partnership with Totally Cool Totally Art @ Dove Springs Recreation Center

5801 Ainez Drive Austin, TX 78744 (Open to 7th-12th graders) 

November 5th, 12-3pm

In partnership with DiverseArts @ Kenny Dorham’s Backyard

1106 East 11th Street Austin, TX 78702

November 18th, 11-1pm

The Community’s Table: Opening at Republic Square Community Brunch

Coinciding with the Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market Downtown

422 Guadalupe Street Austin, TX 78701            

Find out more about our unique hands-on approach to use your words and vision to shape the future of downtown Austin.



The Downtown Vision was guided by a Steering Committee of diverse community representatives who provide project direction and ensure that the effort is aligned with the needs of the Austin community.
David Bodenman, Highland Resources Inc.
Barbary Brunner, Austin Technology Council
Greg Canally, City of Austin
Donna Carter, Carter Design Associates
John-Michael Cortez, Office of Mayor Steve Adler
Mario Flores, Mario Flores Attorney at Law
Jerry Frey, CBRE
Charles Heimsath, Capitol Market Research
Todd Hemingson, Capital Metro
Tim Hendricks, Cousins Properties Inc.
Christopher Kennedy, Leadership Austin
Mike Kennedy, Avison Young
Tim LaFrey, Seton Healthcare Family
Teddy McDaniel III, Austin Area Urban League
Carol Polumbo, McCall, Parkhurst & Horton L.L.P
Belinda Powell, Community Volunteer
Jim Ritts, Austin Theatre Alliance
David Smith, United Way for Greater Austin
Robert D. Thomas, Texas Facilities Commission
Jennifer Wiebrand, Gables Residential
Dewitt Peart, Downtown Austin Alliance