Downtown offers the best of Austin, amplified. This is where creativity and ingenuity meet to deliver the latest foodie hotspots, legendary live music venues, one-of-a-kind shops, and year-round outdoor fun. Rock out or relax – it’s your call. LET’S GO


Downtown is the epicenter of Austin’s 24/7 idea exchange. This is where enterprises headquarter and entrepreneurs incubate, all harnessing our city’s incredible talent pool, business-friendly infrastructure and uniquely collaborative culture. LET’S GO


Downtown Austin offers residences to suit any style, whether you’re renting or putting down roots. This is where city excitement meets creature comforts – your walkable new neighborhood puts both nightly entertainment and daily essentials within easy reach.LET’S GO


About Us

Preserving and enhancing our value and vitality.

The Downtown Alliance is a full-time advocate for downtown Austin, working to advance our collective vision.

Our Mission

The Downtown Austin Alliance is a partnership of downtown property owners, individuals, and businesses devoted to preserving and enhancing the value and vitality of downtown Austin. We work with property owners, residents, business owners, community organizations and government entities to advance our collective vision for the future of downtown Austin.


As a leader and full-time advocate for downtown, the Downtown Alliance takes an active role in planning decisions that will increase the area’s economic prosperity. We also partner with key stakeholders in the public and private sectors on dozens of projects to enhance downtown’s appeal to businesses, residents and visitors. Additionally, we provide direct services that make downtown a cleaner, safer and more welcoming place.
The Downtown Alliance’s volunteer board, advisory board and committees join our organization’s full-time staff in its daily work to preserve and enhance the value and vitality of downtown Austin.

Our Vision for Downtown

Downtown Austin is the heart and soul of Central Texas. It is a welcoming community and a vibrant neighborhood for all. Downtown is our area’s cultural hub and a thriving business, government and residential center. The area is easy to reach and enticing to explore – a place where nature’s beauty beckons. It is a prosperous place that is both economically and environmentally sustainable.

Our History: Defining Downtown

In 1993, the downtown property owners petitioned the City of Austin to create a Public Improvement District (PID) to address the unique needs of Downtown Austin.  The PID is currently authorized through 2023. The Downtown Alliance’s primary funding source comes from this special assessment on privately owned, large properties (over $500,000) within this PID.


We use this revenue to provide direct services supporting downtown’s safety and cleanliness. And we work as a full-time advocate for downtown through dozens of programs and initiatives that increase downtown’s value and vitality.

Austin Downtown Improvement District (PID)