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State of Downtown

Our annual State of Downtown reports include key economic indicators for downtown Austin, such as economic markets, employment, value analysis, market conditions, parks, mobility, culture and the arts.

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Annual Report

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.

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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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2019 - 2020 Annual Highlights

Just want the highlights? This snapshot of our 2019-2020 fiscal year, drawn from our Annual Report and State of Downtown Report, provides an update on our major projects and initiatives and an overview of downtown Austin market data.

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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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