Tag Archives: Downtown Austin Alliance

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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