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Downtown Holiday Shopping Guide

Wrap up your holiday gift shopping in downtown Austin and find something for everyone on your list! Shop local gifts all while supporting local businesses.

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Celebrate the Holidays Downtown

Celebrate the holidays downtown with festive events, movie screenings, and more!

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Thank you for making this year’s Downtown Holiday Stroll the best yet!

Thank you for joining us at the 25th annual Downtown Holiday Stroll. The event filled Congress Avenue with the sights and sounds of the season!

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You Can Provide Shelter for Our Unhoused Neighbors this Holiday Season

“We can bring attention to this critical issue in our community and take this opportunity to rally support among our friends and the community who care about downtown and women and children in need..."

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City Council Considering New PID Policy – Reauthorization No Longer Required

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Drumroll, please…Check out this year’s incredible lineup of free live music!

We're thrilled to announce that this year's Downtown Holiday Stroll will feature performances by Max Frost, Mobley ,Alesia Lani, and Love & Chaos!

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Our Austin Story Project Recognized by Preservation Austin

We are honored to share that the Downtown Austin Alliance has been awarded a special recognition for education for Our Austin Story as a part of the 2019 Preservation Merit Awards held on Friday, November 15

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Join us for our Meeting on the Updated Construction Restrictions for the 2020 Spring Festival Season

The Downtown Austin Alliance is hosting a meeting for developers and construction contractors to meet with City of Austin officials on the updated construction restrictions for the 2020 Spring Festival Season.

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ATX Helps Coalition Launched to Raise Funds for Immediate Shelter

Last Thursday, the Austin Chamber announced ATX Helps, a new coalition created to raise $14 million to provide immediate shelter and support services to Austinites experiencing homelessness. Learn more about immediate housing solutions, how they compliment permanent housing like the Rathgeber Center, and how you can help!

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Capital City Innovation Receives Emerging Innovation District Award

Austin’s Innovation District was recognized with the Emerging Innovation District Award from the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) 2019 International Conference.

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Update & Response to Camping and Sit-lie Ordinance Amendments

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Letter to the Mayor & City Council on the Proposed Amendments to Camping and Sit-Lie Ordinances

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City Releases Draft of New Land Development Code: Learn more and get involved!

The City of Austin has released the first draft of a new land development code and revised zoning maps.

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Join us at our Future of Downtown Parks Lunch Featuring Celebrated Planner

Hear from one of the nation's leading urban thinkers and planners, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, on how we can ensure we are creating welcoming, equitable and inclusive places for our whole community to enjoy.

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Our Austin Story Project Recognized by Preservation Austin

We are honored to share that the Downtown Austin Alliance has been awarded a special recognition for education for Our Austin Story as a part of the 2019 Preservation Merit Awards.

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Support the Sobering Center on its One Year Anniversary

The community is invited to the one-year anniversary celebration and fundraiser for the Sobering Center. Enjoy live music by Newning featuring the Sobering Center’s very own, Stephen Strakowski, MD. All of the money raised will go towards advancing the mission and work of the Sobering Center.

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Join Movability and Apply to be a Best Workplace for Commuters–it’s a win-win!

Applications are now open for the Best Workplace for Commuters 2020!

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Call for Entries: Preservation Austin 2020 Historic Homes Tour

reservation Austin’s annual homes tour in April 2020 will celebrate historic living spaces downtown.

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Projects Working Towards Homelessness Solutions

Learn more about two current projects that are helping individuals and families in our community who are experiencing homelessness and find out how you can get involved.

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Community Leaders and Advocates Gathered to Launch Transit for Austin

Yesterday, community members, business leaders, and advocates gathered at the Austin Central Library for the launch of Transit for Austin, a new coalition in support of comprehensive, rapid transit system for Austin.

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How are you getting to ACL? Take the Free Shuttle from Republic Square!

Be sure to know all of your ride options and plan your trip before ACL kicks off next week. We suggest taking the free official ACL shuttles from Republic Square!

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Proposed Amendments to Public Order Ordinances

We have been working closely with the Mayor and City Council on amendments to the public order ordinances that will be discussed during a special meeting of City Council on Wednesday, September 18. We submitted the following letter to Mayor Adler and City Council this morning with our recommendations for adjustments to the ordinances.

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Republic Square Awarded Grant from the Central Park Conservancy

We're thrilled to announce that the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation was chosen by the Central Park Conservancy Institute for Urban Parks to participate in its first-ever Partnerships Lab! This program leverages the resources and expertise of the Central Park Conservancy that will help Republic Square create and maintain a great public space.

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Press Release: Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation announces pledge to help open shelter for women, children and families

The Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation pledged its financial support for the Rathgeber Center—a new, temporary emergency shelter for women with children, as well as families.

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Do You Know About Our Downtown Safety Services?

Our mission at the Downtown Austin Alliance is to create, preserve and enhance the value and vitality of downtown Austin – That’s why our Downtown Ambassadors provide safety escort services between the hours of 6 AM – 11 PM every day of the week!

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