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The Downtown Austin Alliance is a nonprofit organization that represents and is funded by commercial property owners. We work in partnership with property owners, residents, businesses, community organizations and governmental entities to advance our collective vision for the future of downtown.

As a leader and full-time advocate for downtown, the Downtown Alliance takes an active role in planning decisions that increase the area’s economic prosperity. We also partner with key stakeholders in the public and private sectors on projects to enhance downtown’s appeal to businesses, residents and visitors. Through our Downtown Ambassador program, we provide direct services that make downtown a cleaner, safer, more welcoming place.

Roadmap to Recovery

The Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience envisions a better, more resilient downtown by tackling challenges head on while laying out transformative plans including a new neighborhood with parks, public spaces and transit access on Lady Bird Lake.

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Featured Projects

The Downtown Alliance is engaged in dozens of projects and issues that contribute to the safety, cleanliness and appeal of downtown Austin to residents, employees and visitors.

I-35 Cap and Stitch

As the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) considers changes to this major north-south thoroughfare 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 that builds on this investment to ensure the best outcomes for all Austinites.

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Cypress & Shoal Creek Public Space Strategy

We are partnering with the Shoal Creek Conservancy to enhance the Cypress & Shoal gateway—a key connection between the heart of downtown and the Seaholm District.

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Austin’s Innovation District

Austin's Innovation District taps into a network of innovators, companies, entrepreneurs, investors and nonprofits for the benefit of the entire community.

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What We Do

Working with key downtown stakeholders — property owners, residents, business owners, community organizations and government officials — the staff and board of the Downtown Alliance advance our collective vision for the future of downtown Austin.


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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Current Projects

Our current projects address a wide range of Austin's urban issues and are specifically aimed at creating the downtown future generations deserve.

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Advocacy & Support

We are downtown Austin’s full-time advocate and biggest champion. We advocate for the downtown district and connect with the appropriate parties across the spectrum to get things done the right way. We also invest in and help fund others' efforts that align with the best interests of our downtown area and the city at large.

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Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation

The Foundation’s mission is to ignite the potential of downtown—through art and creative spaces that capture the spirit of Austin—by and for everyone.

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Homelessness Initiatives

The Downtown Austin Alliance is committed to reducing unsheltered homelessness downtown and citywide and to keeping downtown public spaces safe and welcoming for everyone’s use and enjoyment. We advocate for research-based policy and planning, lead and participate in collaborative efforts and directly fund programs and projects ranging from outreach and access to behavioral health care and housing.

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As a leader and full-time advocate for downtown, the Downtown Alliance collects, analyzes and disseminates data to create and sustain the downtown you will always love.

About Us

The Downtown Austin Alliance participates in programs and initiatives that create, preserve and enhance the value and vitality of downtown Austin.

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Real Estate Development

Explore our emerging projects interactive tool showcasing prominent projects in planning or under construction in and around downtown Austin.

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As the fastest growing large city in the country, Austin’s market data is explosive and constantly evolving.

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Contact Us

Find out the best ways to contact us about member relations, the Downtown Alliance, the Foundation, our Ambassador team and more.

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