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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.

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

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has released plans to reconstruct I-35 through Central Austin to remove the upper decks and lower the highway between Airport Boulevard and Cesar Chavez Street. As 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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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.

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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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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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