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Our priority is the public health and safety of downtown residents, employees and visitors. We’re working to keep the downtown community safe, informed and connected. We’re maintaining a list of updates and resources to keep you up-to-date on critical news and help you navigate this challenging time. Visit our COVID-19 page and follow us on social media for regular updates on COVID-19 in Austin.

Featured Projects

Palm District

The Downtown Austin Alliance and Waterloo Greenway are partnering with the City of Austin and Waterloo Greenway to bring together many initiatives for the Palm District into one cohesive strategy.

These efforts will tie together initiatives that support the completion of Waterloo Greenway, address connectivity and community needs in the Rainey Street area, preserve the Palm School, preserve and enhance the Red River Cultural District, develop the Fifth Street Mexican American Heritage Corridor, build out the Innovation District, expand the Convention Center and renovate Brush Square.

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I-35 Cap and Stitch

As TxDOT considers lowering the immense highway that has divided our community for decades, the Downtown Austin Alliance is partnering with the City of Austin and a diverse group of Austin leaders to co-create a shared vision for caps and stitches that builds on this investment to ensure the best outcomes for all Austinites.

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Cypress & Shoal Creek Public Space Strategy

Cypress & Shoal Creek serves as the gateway to an array of critical community resources and major public investments, including the Central Library, the Seaholm Power Plant redevelopment, and the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. Making it easier and safer to navigate this area and enhancing multimodal access is fundamental to ensuring that all Austinites can use these resources.

COVID-19 Office Impact Report

In April 2020, we surveyed 80 businesses and organizations on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the downtown business community. We asked respondents how they were adapting and what, if any, aid they were receiving at that time. Respondents included small businesses such as restaurants, salons, gyms, and hair salons, as well as nonprofits and social services.

Review Findings

About Us

We protect and promote Austin’s downtown through full-time advocacy, strategic initiatives and thoughtful planning.

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We want people to want to shop, play, eat, drink and do business downtown. That’s why the majority of our annual budget goes towards services that help keep downtown clean and safe.

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Homelessness Initiatives

The Downtown Austin Alliance is committed to understanding and improving the lives of those experiencing homelessness. We broadly address their needs and work to mitigate the negative impacts of homelessness for people who live, work and visit downtown.

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