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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.

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Creating a downtown everyone loves through transformative projects and thoughtful investments.

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Connecting employers and commuters with mobility options that save everyone time and money.

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Contact Us

If you have questions about anything relating to downtown, the Downtown Austin Alliance, or our services, please contact us!

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2019 – 2020 Annual Report

Each year, we produce an Annual Report to update on progress toward our community’s collective vision for downtown and the hard work of our team to make that vision a reality. This year, we continued our work keeping downtown clean and safe, planning for its future, advocating for critical downtown issues, and working with partners to create a thriving downtown that is welcoming for all.


2019 - 2020 Annual Highlights

Just want the highlights? The best of our Annual Report and State of Downtown Report: This snapshot of our 2019-2020 fiscal year provides an update on our major projects and initiatives and a quick look at downtown Austin market data.


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.


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