Crafting Your Experience

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Downtown Austin Alliance

Austin's Downtown Alliance

Discover how downtown Austin’s emerging parks and public places are transforming the experience of our young and vibrant city. This adventure will take you to visit emerging outdoor spaces like Waller Creek, Lady Bird Lake, and our newly completed Central Library. You will also explore Austin’s historic squares—including Republic Square, recently renovated through a public-private partnership, and Brush Square, now the central city’s transit hub.

  • 1.

    Austin Downtown Station

    Austin Downtown Station

    The new Downtown Station will serve as a public gathering space and an iconic landmark in transportation.

  • 2.

    Congress Avenue Urban Design Initiative

    Congress Avenue Urban Design Initiative

    The goal of the Congress Avenue Urban Design Initiative is to develop a human centric Congress Ave.

  • 3.

    Central Library

    Central Library

    Central Library is the crown jewel and flagship of Austin's impressive public library system.

  • 4.

    Smart 2nd Street

    Smart 2nd Street

    The Smart 2nd Street project is an urban ‘living lab’ designed to improve urban life in downtown Austin.

  • 5.

    Waller Creek Delta

    Waller Creek Delta

    Waller Creek Delta is the dynamic end of Waller Creek's journey through downtown into Lady Bird Lake.

  • 6.

    Trestle Bridge

    Trestle Bridge

    The Trestle Bridge plan aims to restore the historic bridge into a "mini High-line" and community space.

  • 7.

    Republic Square

    Republic Square

    Downtown Austin Alliance funds and oversees the management and operations of the historic Republic Square

  • 8.

    Brush Square

    Brush Square

    Masterplan for this historic Austin Square's revamping is in the planning and funding stages.

  • 9.

    Trail Bridge at Congress Ave

    Trail Bridge at Congress Ave

    The new Trail Bridge at Congress Ave will merge the Lady Bird Lake running trails with sleek simplicity.

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