Tag Archives: Downtown Austin Alliance

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Austin’s next mobility challenge: downtown parking

Exactly what role City Council will play in an ambitious new framework conceived to tackle downtown parking problems remains to be worked out.On Wednesday afternoon, members of the Mobility Committee became the first among their colleagues to be briefed on…

Friday, May 26, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

Parks board embraces plans for Republic Square

Ten years after Austin first announced its vision for the remodeling of Republic Square, the space is finally set to make its debut in the heart of downtown Austin this fall.Mandi Thomas, the partnership and development director of the Downtown…

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Parking price jump almost certain as study heads to city officials

Increased pricing for street-front parking is almost a certainty in downtown Austin’s near future.That tactic was one of more than a dozen recommended by a consulting firm tasked with solving the parking crunch that plagues many areas of Austin’s downtown…

Monday, April 10, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Austin launches initiative to redesign Congress Avenue

For Austin visitors, it’s hard to beat the iconic view of the Texas Capitol from Congress Avenue. But for those who live and work along the corridor, the streetscape could use some improvements.On a Friday afternoon, about a dozen customers…

Friday, March 31, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Looking for history: Austin’s public squares

From Lyndon B. Johnson announcing his first Senate campaign in Wooldridge Square to Booker T. Washington speaking there in 1911, some of Austin’s most historic moments and stories are set to be preserved in the city’s three original public square…

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

Capitol view corridors to compete at Council today

Stand atop the hill at the northeast corner of the Texas State Cemetery, and you’ll have a clear view of the Texas State Capitol. It rises alongside a row of trees, now leafless, and a Texas flag. That view, some…

Thursday, November 10, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Downtown parking study calls for more expensive street spaces

Streamlined technology and more expensive parking spaces – those are some of the recommendations of a new report that looks at improving parking in downtown Austin.The $260,000 study analyzed parking in the area bordered by Interstate 35, Martin Luther King…

Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Coalition asks to keep CodeNEXT on track

A coalition of eight Austin organizations got together to ask the city to honor a January 2017 deadline for the new land development code draft on Wednesday.Pointing out that four years have passed since the rewrite was laid out in the…

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Downtown Austin Alliance targets homelessness

The Downtown Austin Alliance has launched a new pilot program aimed at tackling the glaring problem of chronic homelessness in Central Austin.The Homeless Outreach Street Team, or HOST program, hit the streets on June 1. Its small roster is made…

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

A census, but for downtown parking

In a city obsessed with mobility issues, even parking can be a flashpoint that excites visceral debates about whether there is too much or not enough temporary vehicular storage. Soon, however, the Downtown Austin Alliance will temper parking passions with cold…

Friday, January 15, 2016 by Vicky Garza

Council to soon consider public restrooms downtown

Everyone has to use the restroom, but sometimes it can be frustrating to find somewhere to go, especially if you are in downtown Austin.To help alleviate this problem, the City Council’s Health and Human Services Committee has directed the Office…

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by Vicky Garza

Mayor, community leaders unveil new facility for the homeless

A $14.6 million facility combining housing and services for Austin’s chronically homeless is expected to break ground in Central East Austin early next year with the support of Mayor Steve Adler, the Downtown Austin Alliance, various nonprofit organizations working to…

Monday, November 2, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Austin hosts mobility conference, former official

Hundreds gathered in and around Brazos Hall in downtown Austin on Thursday to hear what former New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan had to say about the future of transportation planning in cities across the world, including…

Friday, March 20, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

New DAA president talks Austin

After a month at the helm of the Downtown Austin Alliance, president and CEO De Peart says he has gotten to know Austinites and their issues a bit better.Peart moved here from Pittsburgh, where he was executive vice president of…

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

City panel reviews plan to convert East Sixth to a ‘Festival Street’

A proposed “Festival Street” for downtown East Sixth Street got high marks from those on hand at the Council’s Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Committee Monday afternoon. The city has $1 million on hand for the project’s design, thanks to the…

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Gene Davis

Leffingwell appoints committee to explore Innovation District

Mayor Lee Leffingwell, using descriptions such as “a catalyst for long-term prosperity” and “creating the Austin of the future,” set high expectations for an Innovation District being planned just west of the future Dell Medical School Campus at the University…

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