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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.

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A New Future for I-35

As TxDOT considers lowering the immense highway that has divided our community for decades, we can create a shared vision that builds on this investment to ensure the best outcomes for all Austinites.

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State of Downtown

Our State of Downtown 2020 report demonstrates the incredible position of strength in which we entered the decade and will serve as the gold standard for what we can be. As we turn our efforts to reopening downtown, our upcoming research projects will provide vital information to aid in recovery and advocacy efforts moving forward.

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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.

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COVID-19 Impact: Retail Survey

We surveyed 80 downtown businesses on the impact of COVID-19 in April 2020. The survey questions, designed to understand the current and future level of economic impact on the downtown business community, asked respondents how they are adapting and what, if any, aid they are receiving. Respondents include small businesses such as restaurants, salons, gyms and hair salons, as well as nonprofits and social services.

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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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