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



Making finding your way more enjoyable.

The DAA encourages streetscape improvements that make getting around downtown safe, easy and pleasant.


One of the Downtown Austin Alliance’s goals is to improve access to and mobility within downtown Austin. Making our streetscapes more appealing, like what is found in the Second Street District, increases pedestrian traffic.



Great Streets Master Plan


The City of Austin’s Great Streets Development Program improves the quality of downtown streets and sidewalks, aiming ultimately to transform the public rights-of-way into great public spaces. The DAA was instrumental in selecting and prioritizing streetscapes for improvement.


Great Streets Master Plan: Scheduled Projects

East Second Street Phase III – Congress Avenue to Trinity Street

Federal Courthouse Sidewalks – All block faces

West Eighth Street – Congress Avenue to West Avenue

East Third Street – Congress Avenue to Trinity Street

Colorado Street – West Third Street to West Sixth Street

other projects

Most of our work falls under Great Streets, but we do advocate for other improvements such as the I-35 makeover project of 2011. The parking area and art installation under I-35 at Eighth Street provides a vital link between downtown and East Austin.