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The Downtown Austin Alliance and its Foundation touches every aspect of downtown Austin—from projects to planning and collaboration to legislation. Through the tireless efforts of our dedicated staff and volunteer board of directors, we work to address homelessness, build a walkable urban greenbelt, host events that reflect the spirit of our amazing city and much more.

Our experts are urban advocates who connect us to the heart of our community, at the intersection of the public and private sectors. We work to tackle the challenges of a fast-growing city and promote place-based economic growth. Through innovative programs and partnerships, our team addresses a wide range of issues impacting how people live, work and play in downtown Austin.

Mission

To create, preserve and enhance the value and vitality of downtown Austin.

Vision

The downtown you will always love.

About the Downtown Austin Alliance

The Downtown Austin Alliance (Downtown Alliance) works with key downtown stakeholders — property owners, residents, business owners, community organizations and government officials—to advance our collective vision for the future of downtown Austin. 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. As a full-time advocate for downtown, the Downtown Alliance is actively engaged in planning decisions that impact the area. We also advance downtown’s vision through direct services supporting safety and cleanliness.

Subscribe to our e-newsletter, visit our news section, tag the Downtown Alliance on social media and follow us to get all the latest news about downtown Austin and our programs and initiatives:

About the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation

The Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports the Downtown Austin Alliance with a vision to strengthen community, empower locals and encourage social engagement through community driven initiatives that celebrate the spirit of Austin. The Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation, created in 2019, aims to be the trusted resource for transformative projects around downtown Austin, bringing together like-minded partners with causes that help downtown become a welcoming place for all.

About Republic Square

Edwin Waller’s original design of Austin consisted of a grid with a central square (Capitol Square) and four smaller, secondary “public squares”, including Hamilton (which was later renamed Republic, after the Republic of Texas). Through a unique public-private partnership, the Downtown Austin Alliance, the Austin Parks Foundation and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department partnered to renovate the park and elevate its status once again as an important gathering place in the heart of downtown Austin. Republic Square, now managed and operated by the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation, is a neighborhood meeting place for visitors, locals and families to enjoy. A place unlike any other in Austin, Republic Square features daily programming and regular events – with something for everyone!

Visit the Republic Square website, subscribe to the e-newsletter, visit our News section, tag Republic Square on social media and follow us to get all the latest news about events in the park and other place-based initiatives:

To connect with one of our experts about downtown matters or write about us, please contact Elizabeth Christian Public Relations. Our media kit is below for easy access. We’re happy to provide additional items upon request.

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