We protect and promote Austin’s downtown through full-time advocacy, strategic initiatives and thoughtful planning
Great downtowns don’t just happen. They are built by people and organizations that care deeply about making downtown welcoming, vibrant and vitally important to the culture of the city at large.
The Downtown Austin Alliance embodies that spirit of collaboration and stewardship. Members of the Downtown Alliance represent the ownership of nearly 900 commercial properties in the Austin Downtown Public Improvement District.
Through leadership on major planning decisions, ongoing partnerships with stakeholders, and direct services that make downtown cleaner and safer, we ensure downtown Austin continues to be extraordinary.
The Downtown Austin Alliance
A Public Improvement District, or PID, is a district specifically formed for the purpose of enhancing, improving or promoting the interests of the municipality. The Austin Downtown PID was formed in 1993, and the Downtown Austin Alliance was created as the managing entity. The Downtown Austin Alliance leads and participates in a broad range of programs and initiatives that create, preserve and enhance the value and vitality of downtown Austin.Our Work⟶
Public Improvement District Map
Who We Represent
Downtown Austin Alliance members include the owners of commercial properties valued over $500,000, who pay assessments on the property value to fund the work of the Downtown Alliance.
Every 10 years, the membership is petitioned to reauthorize the public improvement district and the work of the Downtown Alliance. We are currently authorized through April 2023.
For questions about the PID or membership, please contact Bill Brice.
Staff & Board
Our team at the Downtown Austin Alliance is made up of excited, experienced professionals who are committed to shaping the future of downtown.Learn More⟶
Creating a downtown everyone loves through transformative projects and thoughtful investments.Learn More⟶
Connecting employers and commuters with mobility options that save everyone time and money.Learn More⟶
If you have questions about anything relating to downtown, the Downtown Austin Alliance, or our services, please contact us!Learn More⟶
2018 - 2019 Annual Report
Our annual report looks back at our efforts to create, preserve and enhance the value and vitality of downtown. We continued our work keeping downtown clean and safe, planning for its future and advocating for critical downtown issues. The 18/19 fiscal year concluded with the release of our first State of Downtown Report and Future of Downtown event.Read⟶
State of Downtown 2019
Our State of Downtown report presents 2017-2018 data gathered and analyzed by the Downtown Austin Alliance research team. This snapshot highlights key market indicators in one easy-to-absorb economic, governmental, and business report.Read⟶
2017 - 2018 Annual Report
Each year, we produce an annual report that looks back at our efforts to create, preserve and enhance the value and vitality of downtown. The 17/18 fiscal year culminated in the completion of the Republic Square renovation and our community engagement campaign to develop a vision for the future of downtown.Read⟶