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 downtown safer and cleaner.

The DAA keeps an eye on the basics through its direct services.


At the Downtown Austin Alliance, we never underestimate the importance of the basics. Good infrastructure provides the strong foundation needed to support downtown’s growth. That’s why the majority of our annual budget goes toward services to keep downtown clean and safe.


downtown safety

Improving downtown safety is a community effort. The DAA supports the work of the Austin Police Department, all other local criminal justice agencies, and the downtown social service provider network. Together, we build relationships to develop effective public/private partnerships that improve public safety. Our areas of focus include:

  • Community involvement in public safety
  • Housing advocacy and safe, effective delivery of social services
  • Crime-safety cameras and policing technology

downtown maintenance

The DAA’s ambassador team hits the streets before dawn every day to keep downtown looking its best. Our maintenance division supplements City cleaning services, and DAA staff works with City departments to coordinate services and to advocate for programs and initiatives to improve the public realm, including:

  • Direct services: Litter and graffiti removal, sidewalk cleaning
  • Alley reconstruction
  • Bird control services
  • Refuse management and recycling

Who Should I Call?

  • Emergencies or all crimes/public order problems in-progress: 911
  • Crimes/public order problems after they have occurred: 311
  • Graffiti on private property or any litter or sidewalk-cleaning issues: (512) 937-7422 (Downtown Austin Ambassadors)
  • Graffiti on public right-of-way: 311
  • All other maintenance, repairs or other issues: 311