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2024 Impact Report

The Foundation supports community-driven initiatives that celebrate the vibe of Austin through resource development, cultural placemaking in public spaces, and parks throughout downtown. Check out our Foundation's community impact since May 2023.

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State of Downtown 2024

Austin is a city of innovators, widely praised for its collaborative culture. We are better together, and we invite you—our downtown community—to join us as we work to preserve Downtown Austin’s vibe, vitality and value for everyone. Read more on downtown's economic development, mobility and infrastructure updates, public safety initiatives, arts and culture happenings and more in this year's report.

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Annual Report 2024

Each year, the Downtown Alliance produces an annual report highlighting progress toward our community’s collective vision for downtown and the hard work of our team to make that vision a reality. Learn about the progress made in the first year of our new five-year strategic plan.

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PID Renewal

The PID has been renewed by downtown property owners throughout 2033. Renewing the PID enables us to continue providing the services that keep downtown clean, safe and welcoming for all who live, work, play, visit or invest in downtown Austin.

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Storefront Retail Business Report

Every year, the Downtown Austin Alliance measures the health of and outlook for Downtown Austin storefront retail businesses. This year, we completed downtown storefront inventory, sent out a survey to downtown businesses and analyzed foot traffic data.

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Real Estate Development

Stay up to date on Austin's most recent investments with our interactive development map. Updated semi-annually, downtown Austin's recently delivered, planned, completed and under construction projects are highlighted.

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COVID-19 Economic Impact

While the long-term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic not yet known, we have seen significant economic impacts on our city and our downtown. With a focus on response and recovery, we actively measured and monitored the effects of the pandemic on downtown Austin.

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The I-35 Corridor: ULI Advisory Services Report

We engaged the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) national advisory services to bring a panel of diverse experts to Austin in February 2020. They worked with the community, gathering input and ideas for the future of the I-35 corridor. Preliminary recommendations for the future of I-35 were presented at Huston-Tillotson University.

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A New Future for I-35: ULI National Panel Briefing Book

To prepare the Urban Land Institute’s expert advisory panel for their visit to study the I-35 corridor, the Downtown Alliance compiled a briefing book that served as a reference guide and high-level overview of the relevant economic, social and transportation opportunities and challenges facing the future of I-35.

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Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience

Austin is one of the country's fastest-growing cities and most desirable places to live and do business. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, tourists stopped traveling, employees began working from home, conventions and live events were canceled and stores were closed. This Roadmap supplements our Strategic Plan, focusing on short and long term strategies to promote and enhance our city's resilence.

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Downtown Vision Report

The Downtown Austin Vision outlines the community’s collective vision of downtown Austin’s future and identifies long-term strategic priorities. Those will influence and inform all of our work for the next two decades. We are committed to bringing this vision to fruition through leadership, advocacy, investment and collaboration.

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Parking Strategy

Our team developed the first-ever comprehensive inventory of downtown parking spaces which led to the formulation of nineteen short- and long-term improvement strategies. We're working to implement these strategies through partnerships and programs like the Affordable Parking Program.

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